Its finally here, the day I wasn’t sure would ever come… my vacation. It feels as though I have never stopped moving, thinking, worrying, stressing, working, planning, cooking, cleaning, driving, and working since the day I got married, moved, and voluntarily turned my whole life upside down. Don’t get me wrong its been an incredible year. I’ve learned a lot of invaluable lessons, I’ve met some awesome new people, and most importantly I’ve had the incredible blessing of becoming the wife and partner to my best friend. However, even good stress is still stress and can become too much. I have officially finished my first year of graduate school, I wrapped up my research job for the academic year, and I am now free to relax until the end of June when my photography business gears up for wedding season and the craft festival I will be attending in August.
I’ve only been on full blown vacation for two days but I have to say … getting to spend more than one waking hour a day with the person you married is pretty great!
Vacation also means that I have time to read and learn about the things I actually enjoy (instead of textbooks) and since the things I enjoy are the things I write about here on the blog I thought I would share some of the titles I have out from the Library right now.
“The Complete Tightwad Gazette” By. Amy Dacyczyn (I have started this one already and it is like 900 pages of money saving ideas… awesome)
“Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient” By Jennifer McGlagan
“Back to Basics” By Readers Digest
“An Everlasting Meal” By Tamar Adler
and I am also listening to an audiobook version of “The Dirty Life” By Kristin Kimball which I am loving.
I hope all of you are also able to enjoy some summer down time… maybe even read a few books. I’m curious to know if anyone has any further reading suggestions on the topics of homesteading, saving money, minimalism, or sustainability. If so, leave your recommendations in the comments section. Happy summer!