Well friends, this is goodbye for now! Tomorrow is my last day on social media before the month-long hiatus I’ve been talking your ear off about for weeks now. No Facebook. No Instagram. No Strava. No blogging. And no…wait, actually, that’s it, because I’m still somewhat of a social media dummy.
I’m sure you’ll all be so busy with your own summers that you won’t even have time to miss me around here, but I do hope you’ll keep in touch and let me know how your training and stuff is going. I’d be thrilled to get an email (or text if you have my number) from any of you throughout the month so if you’re really needing your Hanna fix, don’t be a stranger ;-).
I’d love to say that my month without social media will be JAM PACKED, but after these first two weekends there really isn’t much on the calendar. This weekend, we are going on an impromptu mini-vacation to Louisville for the 4th of July weekend. I’ve never been and, to be honest, it’s not somewhere I’d pick to go, but I actually love the randomness of it. And I need to get away from here for a while so, so badly. The thought of sitting around here for another long hot weekend makes me want to pull my hair out. I need a vacation.
Then, the weekend after that, we are going camping. Two weekends in a row of getting outta dodge to hopefully help me get out of the “June Gloom” funk I’ve been in. And I’ll get home just in time to see who makes the US Women’s Olympic Gymnastic Team, something that’s been so hard to wait for that I just literally can’t even anymore.
I am trying not to get my hopes up that this is going to be like the movies where I end up chasing adventure, searching the depths of my soul, drinking the sweet nectar of all life’s rich blooms, and emerging at the end a changed and refined woman. I’m trying to give this experience the gift of no strings attached and no expectations that magical will happen. It will be whatever it’s going to be. But it needs to be.
But, social media or no social media, June kinda sucked in a lot of ways, so I do nurse one single hope: that the law of averages means July will balance it out with greatness.
If I don’t communicate with you in some other form this next month, I hope you have a great July. Try not to miss me TOO much.