Aloha! And just like that, it’s nearly half way through June. I blinked and May passed. Blogging fell by the wayside. Instead I spent the month with some incredibly talented dancers documenting their recitals, oversaw a production of Ragtime I choreographed at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, celebrated my son’s 16th Birthday, watched him win a soccer tournament with the Rocky Mountains in the distance, attended end-of-the-year festivities including many concerts and presentations, and managed to photograph, be a dance mom and dance in my own recital. It’s busy. It’s how I roll. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Well, I might have it one other way.
Summer kicked off early for us with a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in April. Although a work trip in nature, it was a gift in and of itself. A gift of time. Something we never seem to have enough of. No matter what we do. If you’re anything like me, you manage to fill those precious 1,440 minutes gifted to us each and every day without even realizing it. The days can become so congested that it is difficult to find time to let your mind breathe. On the island, time simply slipped away.
And it was absolutely glorious.
I treasure these personal memories more than anything. They are a constant reminder to slow down and just let things breathe a little. Not always a polished photo, but snapshots of everything that makes me the most happiest. Family, long morning walks, yoga, the air in my face when I’m on two wheels… and yellow (of course I picked the only yellow rental car on the lot). The best camera is always the one you have with you. For me, that was occasionally my SLR, and more often my iPhone. I’m sharing both to encourage you to document your summer travels. The vacations always come to an end, but the memories will stay with you. I’m forever grateful, Mahalo.