Baby Got Balance

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Farewell Summer!

As we say goodbye to summer I wanted to do a quick recap and share some things that have happened the last few months.

Where I went

After getting back from Japan I was able to spend some time in Boston and Montreal (and am bidding the summer farewell from somewhere right now…more on that soon!).

Montreal from Mount Royal

What I ate

So. Much.  Fruit.  Seriously, the warmer it is the more I want to exist on produce alone.  I also came back with some crucial ingredients for some of my favorite Japanese recipes so those deserve a shout out, too (matcha, somen, soba, onigiri, etc.).

I’ll take one of each, thankssssssss.

What I read

I’m embarrassed to say that it’s not as much as I should have!  All I read was “Girl, Stop Apologizing” and “Becoming” – I have a huge list of books to read in the fall.  Seriously, I have to do better.  The books I read were great but I should be logging a lot more.

What I listened to

I couldn’t stop with the Dakota Jones, Drake and Mos Def.

What I learned

Most important was that I need to work on my time management.  I hit a few roadblocks this summer that helped me to realize that I wasn’t utilizing my time as well as I should have been.  I also learned that I need to make more time for my friends – the Montreal trip was refreshing and really reminded me to be less feral. You can read more about how important a friend trip can be on my post here.

You know that’s a group of women in their 30’s rocking some friendship bracelets.

What I wish I had done

Let me start with saying that regret is a (mostly) useless emotion, in my opinion. That being said, I do wish that I had made reading more of a priority this summer. I’m also a bit ashamed to say that, despite living in the Ocean State, I did not actually make it to the beach once. Gah, who am I?

I really need to get it together when it comes to reading more!

I also wanted to share a little bit more on what’s on the horizon (there’s some exciting stuff).

Where I’m headed

I might just be somewhere RIGHT NOW but you’ll have to follow me on Instagram and check out my stories to be sure.  I have some more time in Boston & NYC coming up, along with trips to Guatemala and Belize (and possibly one more location before 2019 is done so cross your fingers for me).

What’s coming up for BGB

Hopefully continuing in the direction I’ve been headed!  I’ll have some travel guides for the destinations mentioned above, some gallery posts, some photos shot with an actual camera (ummm, everything to this point has been via an iPhone and I don’t mean just the new XS I’m rocking right now – we’re going all the way back to the 5C!) and some recipe posts.  I’ll also have some content geared towards the upcoming holidays and a few more lifestyle category posts as well.  If there’s anything in particular you’re dying to read about make sure to drop me a line (comment or contact box, whatever!) and I’ll see if I can make it happen.  There will be some guest blogging in the near future and I will be sharing more information on that soon.

So that’s my summer recap for now! I hope that your summer was filled with positivity and some fun. I would love to know how your summer went! What was the best thing you did? Where did you go? Drop me a comment below!


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  1. Lisa Fucci

    September 17, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    First, I love your tattoos! And you had great taste in books this summer! Heres to a banging fall!!

    1. Morgan

      September 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Thank you so much! I hope that you enjoy fall, too. Cheers!

  2. TeamRyce

    September 17, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Summer is also my favorite season in our country, same with you I love that trees provides more fruits when summer, except for the toooooo much heat, but I still wish there’s winter.

  3. Crickette, The Things I Have to Say

    September 18, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Looks like you had a fun-FILLED summer. That’s a good thing. And you were even able to squeeze in some reading. That’s good.

  4. Stephanie

    September 18, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Hope you enjoyed your end of summer! I also read girl stop apologizing this summer. It was ok, wasn’t my favorite but it had alot of really good points for sure, I just read the city of girls and it was amazing! Really loved it!

    1. Morgan

      September 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

      I agree about Girl Stop Apologizing – I wanted it to be more than it was but there were some good points. I’ll have to add City of Girls to my list – thanks for sharing!

  5. Michellé

    September 18, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I love this recap. It’s so important to look over the last couple of months and just reflect on it!

  6. Gervin Khan

    September 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I like your summer recap, it is so beautiful and I can say that you so many things that you’ve done this summer, everything are so memorable.

  7. Wren LaPorte

    September 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I am surprised at how fast Summer went this year! I did not do half the things I wanted to. You had a very busy summer with amazing memories!

  8. chichi

    September 19, 2019 at 1:19 am

    I love summer for all the tropical juicy fruits and dresses!!! Autumn in my favourite season of all!

  9. Elizabeth O

    September 19, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I absolutely love summer too. It’s so much fun spending time at beaches and enjoy the sun. It’s great that you had a blast on summer.

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