Live a Little: Savor Summer

August 13, 2012 Katja Presnal

enjoy the last days of summer

Live a little.. savor the last days of summer

Kids are going back to school, some of us are crying of sadness, some of us are having joyful tears. Either way, while it may seem that way – summer isn’t over yet. We have stayed home the past 6 weeks, and it’s very unusual for us not to travel for that long of a period overall, but especially not during summer, and I feel like we wasted some optimal travel opportunities. Yet I am happy. We have savored this summer, lived the ultimate staycation and enjoyed the very best of our backyard, and gotten to know our region in Sweden better. We will only stay here for 2,5 more years, and I don’t want to leave feeling we didn’t experience Sweden enough. You may not be moving anywhere anytime soon, but the season will change, that’s for sure.

Take my advice and enjoy summer to the last day of it. So many great ways to live a little and enjoy summer. Which one is your favorite?

live life to the fullest, live a little, enjoy summer garden coffee

There is nothing like eating outside during summer. If hosting a BBQ party just seems too much work.. it’s OK. Take it easy; live a little and enjoy eating outdoors, and hosting a get-together in a smaller way. Have friends over for coffee in the garden.

live life to the fullest, live a little

If you live in the South and coffee in the garden is more like.. a winter thing for you, invite friends over for smoothies or ice cream on the back yard.

live life to the fullest, live a little

The tropical dream vacation didn’t happen this summer? So what, get yourself to the nearest beach, on a lake or a pond, whatever, and get your feet in the sand. You cant help but feel relaxed and feel the summer.

No beach? Go to the pool, stat. Relax by the pool, and get refreshed in the water. Hurry, especially if you live in the North and the pool closing is already looming.

live life to the fullest, live a little,  staycation

Like said.. we have loved our staycation, and visiting places like Old Linköping, but I get that you think it’s different because we just moved here.. but it’s not. The last time we lived in New York, we were there for 3 years, and my biggest regret is that we didn’t do eno0ugh local things. Read your local newspaper, it doesn’t matter how long you have lived there, there is something new you haven’t experienced yet. Give it a try.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (6)

  1. Leigh Powell Hines

    I’m behind on my reading. My post is going to fit in very nicely with this one this week. Totally unplanned. :) It’s in your que. We go back to school 8/27 and 9/4 for preschool.

  2. Naomi

    We had our first school meeting and it felt like summer was over too quickly- weird because it had been feeling like it was dragging last week!

  3. I love the idea to be a tourist in our home town. Living in the land of the mouse in Orlando we sometimes forget that here are tons of really fun tings to do here. All it takes is fighting the tourist traffic!! I plan on savoring summer all year but I will say I am excited to be able to have my work day back to myself at home!! :)

  4. I love this! We are trying desperately to do all of these things as our summer comes to an end. Only one week left until school begins…and our pool is going to see a lot of use this week!

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