Thinking about summer

images-1I took a trip out to Los Angeles this past week for less than 24 hours.  I left on Wed around 5 and returning the following afternoon at 4pm.   Anyone who does that often knows what a bitch that is.  I just continued on my every day adventures on Friday like nothing had happened.  I slept about 10 hours on Saturday night finally catching up on the havoc and realization that the travel actually did wreak on my body.

It was a trip that was well worth the journey although exhausting.  Got me to start thinking about summer.  I do tend to take it down a notch in the summer.  I always look forward to it.  It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day that it becomes exhausting.  I think my life these days might go under the title “be careful what you wish for”.  Loving the entrepreneurs, the companies, the excitement, the ups and downs but I am kind of thinking about this summer where I am just taking it down…just a little bit.   A bit.

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  1. pointsnfigures

    I am still shaking off the winter….

    1. Gotham Gal

      so are we.

  2. Susan Rubinsky

    I try to take Fridays off all summer. It really makes a big difference 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      absolutely. i do tuesdays but not totally. usually do something a breakfast and a late day thing. fridays i work but not from the city. 🙂

  3. Lisa Abeyta

    Interesting it had that effect on you; I thought I was a wimp when I did a trip like that to LA a few weeks ago. For the life of me, I cannot understand how sitting on a plane wreaks such havoc. Last summer I took maybe four days off total, and it has felt like a marathon of a winter. This summer I’m determined to carve out more time with my family. I’m thinking camping may be the best option to unplug, since there is no temptation of wifi or cell service.

    1. Gotham Gal

      getting off wifi is sooooo hard. it is not the time off of wifi it is the return

      1. Lisa Abeyta

        You’re right! There are times I come out of a long meeting to find twenty new emails waiting for me and wonder how many it will be if I’m out of pocket for several days.

    2. LE

      I cannot understand how sitting on a plane wreaks such havoc.For me sitting for about 3 to 4 hours on a plane is actually very relaxing. Because I can’t really do anything else during that time or get interrupted. And the plane vibration as well as ear plugs [1] puts me in a zone. When you subtract takeoff and landing as well as food service it really goes pretty quickly. I read, fall asleep and oddly enough I don’t feel impatient or trapped (like I sometimes do at formal events of the same time length).[1] Custom fitted, work much better than the ones you get at the store that are disposable and not that expensive either.

  4. andrewghayes

    One night trips are brutal. Brutal.I love summer so much and try to use all the sunshine/outdoor time as a creativity spark. But we all deserve a little downtime!

  5. Brandon Burns

    You tend to post more recipes in summer, and I tend to steal most of them. Hopefully this summer is no different!BTW, that golden beet salad you posted last summer is now a staple for me.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Its true. Cooking is relaxing

      1. ellen

        Who does the cleanup which I find annoying.

        1. Gotham Gal

          very good question. i am pretty clean as i cook. not a big fan of mess. fred is a fantastic cleaner too. i admit that this past march is the first time i got to a point where i am bringing someone in to clean up after having 14 for dinner otherwise it doesn’t feel like much of a vacation.