Just Be

Candace Reid

This article, entitled Just Be comes from partner site serendipitymommy.com.

So many people have asked me what my plans were following my graduation last month. Aside from hitting my blog with brute force to get myself back in a comfortable place, I told them I didn’t plan to do anything, just be. They looked at me with a confused face, so I had to explain.

I want to read a book that isn’t a textbook. My first book? The Help.

I want to exercise everyday, even just walking, with my husband. I’ve logged 5 miles this week.

I want to walk outside and just sit in a chair in the sun doing nothing, not having to worry about homework.

I want to garden (its growing great so far!)

I want to BAKE BAKE BAKE, COOK COOK COOK, and BAKE some more. I JUST pulled my first summer pie from the oven, Strawberry-Rhubarb.

I WANT TO SAY YES TO MY FAMILY

Seems so normal but I spent the last 3.5 years saying no, because of school. Homework, Culinary Club commitments, needing to cook, cooking for the blog, allllllll the deadlines looming and I had to say no a LOT. Now when my 4.5 year old asks me to play outside I DO. Even though we have mosquitoes at our house BAD.

Aside from my blog, I want to spend a few months enjoying not having deadlines and homework. Soon enough I have to start a job search and hopefully that search is in another state. There is more for me, I am just getting started and I believe my destiny is national, meaning I need to get the heck out of Michigan. Kind of like Madonna did except no weird videos and wearing underwear on top of my clothes.



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