The Best Things I Learned This Summer


The Best Thing I Learned This Summer.  What a question!  When I first heard it, my initial response was that this summer I learned that I eat too much, drink too much (at least that is what my waistline is telling me), and buying and selling a house is very stressful!  I think I have learned all of those things, but I have also learned some better things this summer too.  Here are three things I learned this summer...

First, I really love Michigan!  Sometimes in winter, I am really not sure why I live where I do, but then summer hits.  This summer, my family took a vacation to the Traverse City area where we rented a cottage on the water.  It was amazing!  It was so relaxing with lots of time for some family bonding!  Here is a picture of the view from Sleeping Bear Dunes:


The second thing I learned this summer was how to use Periscope!  What a fun, new social media app that is available on both Apple and Android phones.  It is a live streaming app that is owned by Twitter.  I have only done two videos so far, but I have been watching a ton of them, and they are so fun!  You can really learn a little bit more about your favorite SLP bloggers, celebrities, and companies.



The last thing I learned is truly that buying and selling a home is a huge job, and very stressful.  At the end of the school year, we decided to sell our home that we have been in for 12 years.  We have outgrown it a bit, and wanted a change.  So, the last two months have been a whirlwind, and now, I am moving on Saturday!!!  We are all excited for the new changes to come.

Hope you are enjoying your summer, and are learning a thing or two also.  Share something that you have learned this summer in the comments- I would love to hear about them!



12 comments:

  1. I have a sister who used to live in Mi., and her youngest still lives there. I hear the U.P. is gorgeous...we hope to get up there some day (and camp, of course!).
    Good luck with your move!!! :)

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    1. Te U.P. is gorgeous, you should definitely make a trip up there! Thanks for the good luck wishes on my move- I need them!

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  2. Manda and I went to undergrad at Valparaiso in IN and we were also near the Dunes. So amazingly beautiful on Lake Michigan! We love Periscope too- it's such a fun new social media outlet. I've enjoyed "seeing" all the wonderful SLPs! Thank you for your post Jen-it was inspiring!

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    1. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone on Periscope too!

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  3. Lots of luck on the new house! Love the Great Lakes!!

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  4. Good luck with the move. I have only moved three times! Once it was from the first floor to the second floor of a two-family house! We have been in this house for 19 years.
    Now for Periscope, I have enjoyed watching the scopes, but have never had an opportunity to catch one live and I just don't know if I will ever post one myself!

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  5. Buying, selling and moving are just plain stressful! Good luck!!

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  6. That's a BUSY SUMMER!! Selling and moving is so stressful, but change is good!

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  7. I think the same thing about MN sometimes too! But I love the exhilaration of Spring and Summer.

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