Friday, July 24, 2015

How I Spent My Summer Anna Seay ;)

 If you follow me on Instagram (@anna.seay), you'll know I just got home from Alabama, the deep down, hot and humid, red dirt and fire ants state from whence I sprung. And you'll know I had a great time. :)

My roots are down in Bama, and I really do enjoy going back and seeing my first home, and visiting my extended family. My parents and sister and I usually make the 12 hour drive down once a year. This time around, the weather was particularly warm. I think the heat index got up to 118 degrees one day. While there, we shelled peas and watched Rockford Files with Grandma, fed the chickens and played dominoes with my aunt, uncle and cousins, and just rested in the sweet comfort of family. I also spent a morning in another aunt and uncle's clean, beautiful private pool, which was amazing! You see, I live in the Midwest, I know no one with a pool, and I don't have a membership to the a morning in the water was tremendously rare and very enjoyable!

As usual when I get home from a trip, I feel a little bit different. I honestly believe that travel is something the Lord uses to grow me. After this one, I felt even more passionate about work. Just work in general. Usually, it takes me a few days to get back into the  daily grind after vacation, but this time, I jumped right back in. And, I partly attribute that to the impression left by my family. They are such hardworking people, and I was influenced by the way they put their shoulders to the plow (figuratively, speaking) every day. It left me excited to get home and dive into all the projects I left behind.

So, while vacation is nice and I love seeing some of my people, here's to work!

"Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot."
-Ecclesiastes 5:18

Where have you been on vacation? Or did you get to enjoy uninterrupted work this summer? :)



  1. Your vacay sounds lovely and super special. I love that you were able to spend lots of quality time with family. The pools sounds amazing! I hate to admit that I have access to our neighborhood pool and only used it a handful of times this summer. Time really got away from me!
    Anyways, thanks for linking up for the coffee date, Anna!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time :)

  3. Go get in that pool, girl!!! ;D Thanks for hosting the linkup, Jenna, and for stopping by! I hope you're well!

  4. I DID! :) Can't wait to catch up this evening!

  5. What a beautifully written post. I too love to travel - I have been wanting to visit Mississippi for a long time. My summer travels haven't started yet. But there are some great trips planned between Aug -Oct!

  6. Thanks so much, Amber! I appreciate you stopping by! Have fun traveling this summer and fall! And, yes, you'll have to check out Mississippi one of these days! Just go when it's cool. ;)


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