slowing down with Quarterlane

I returned home from a work trip in Spain to a change of season.

My favorite season, like so many others who anxiously await fall with their favorite sweaters at the ready, never seems to last long enough for my liking. This year, the change feels particularly necessary.

As a friend told me recently, fall is when we take the time to look inward. To focus on slowing down, spending a bit more time with the inner-workings of our minds after the craziness of summer has faded. Making time for myself isn't always particularly easy. The time I spent wandering through the Andalusian countryside, with a diverse group of women had us all speaking about the importance of self care, self reflection, and the time we so desperately need to spend just, being.

I spend a lot of time working, and if I'm not working I'm planning something that's related to working. I love what I do, and am grateful to be chugging along in this crazy, ever-evolving creative industry. An important, and necessary diversion from this work though, is books. 

Lately I've found myself either constantly on the move, or constantly online. Both rewarding, both exhausting. We've evolved into a world where reading is a luxury. It's easier to hop on pinterest, or to scroll through blogs to decompress. I have to remind myself to pick up the book, finish the chapter, don't get distracted. Because let's face it, it's easier now than it ever has to get distracted. To get lost in a good book is the ultimate form of self care for me, especially during this seasonal time of winding down. There's something about the crisp fall air that makes me want to take it slow, and curl up with something new to read. 

When I discovered Quarterlane, a seasonal edit of books that is delivered to you in the most beautiful packaging, I knew I had found something really special. Described as "a literary box that speaks to your soul each season", the creatively curated selection has something for everyone. From big beautiful coffee table reads, to fiction and short stories, I'm completely addicted already. As I make my way through the pile of fall fiction, I'm reminded of how important it is to set aside the time to indulge our need to disconnect, and unwind. 

Take a peak at their  fall line up . Something will most certainly catch your attention, and give you the perfect excuse to subscribe to some (probably much needed) me time.