The summer that exists, part 2 #100daysofJBsummer

I feel like I’ve done pretty well in keeping up with this project.  In this segment, we took 2 trips (ie, I lived in my happy place, making it easier for me to share pictures).  Looking through these I notice that all but two are iPhone pictures.  The original intent of this project was for me to get better about my big camera – and I have mixed feelings about this.  On one hand, I’m falling into the vortex again (I’ve yet to even look at my pictures from our trip to San Diego in March and all the pictures from this summer are languishing on my hard drive, per usual. I have thousands of pictures to edit and share so I may well still be blogging summer in March) so I’m still “failing.”  On the other hand, I’m doing so much better at living in the moment and sharing daily, even if that means letting go of the anxiety and perfectionism that usually holds me back from doing so.  So I’m going to call this a win.  Summer is always a win for me.  So this can be a win too!

 

 

Not a #100daysofJBsummer post, but…heart!

Martini heart. (See it!?).

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#reallife confession: I’m glad my kids got of screen so they didn’t miss this glorious moment #100daysofJBsummer #100daysof10

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My personal version of bliss ( thanks Quinn for the picture)

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Rain made the fish bite like crazy….until it really hit and we ran for cover #100daysofJBsummer #100daysof10

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The boy is decastified, much to his delight #100daysofJBsummer #100daysof10

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I’m going to give it to you straight: days like today are the reason past Summers have ceased to exist in social media. I went on 2 trips last week and was so ecstatically happy the whole time. Patient, peaceful, centered, creative – everything I want to be. Then today the kids were fighting, my to-do list was lengthening and the old anxiety started creeping back in. I roared at my kids this afternoon just because I felt bad. I went to a barre class tonight and realized I have zero muscles. I was driving back home feeling defeated and down and trapped and just….yeah. Then I got out of the car and this toggle on my exercise shirt got caught in the car, stretching the elastic waaaaaaaay out until it released and snapped me in the butt. Hard. It left an immediate bruise. No, I’m not taking a picture. So. Um. The Universe might have just smacked me in the ass to tell me that something’s gotta change. What, I do not know. But I don’t like how I feel today. I want to feel like last week. #100daysofjbsummer #100daysof10 #theinstagramlab

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Nova likes to climb the screen and look you in the eye. Weird cat. #100daysof10 #100daysofjbsummer #cat #catsofinstagram

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It’s summer!! You know what that means….underwater pictures!! Hooray for summer!!

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A photo of the #solstice #sunset so I can say I was there 😀

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Today: sister, cousins, pedicures and double rainbows. #100daysofjbsummer #100daysof10

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Brought this one to his first concert today! Brick + Mortar!! New Politics! #100daysofjbsummer #100daysof10

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