life in a tiny apartment.

June 12, 2013

Tip #68: Walk.

This tip brought to you by last night’s Brooklyn sunset.

As much as you’re possibly able, take an after dinner walk.

It is always worth it. Every single time. It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling tired, or if it’s blustery or raining or swelteringly hot. If you’re not feeling up to it, all the more reason to strap on your sandals and head outside.

The ability to take an after dinner walk when it is still light out is a treat that only lasts a few weeks in this part of the world. Kind of like those strawberries.

In what might be the most cheeseball move of all time, I propose a hashtag. For the rest of the week, a little game to hold each other accountable to take post suppertime strolls. If you’re up to it, add #afterdinnerwalk to your instagrams or tweets. I want to see what your worlds look like.

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  • Reply Devan June 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    best idea ever! you're the cutest!

    • Reply Erin June 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      lurve you.

  • Reply Cynthia De Petrillo June 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Great idea! Can't wait to see the pictures/tweets!

  • Reply pretty little things June 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    an after dinner walk sounds amazing. I think me and my bf will have to start doing this now that it's lighter out longer! xo

  • Reply Mary De Bastos June 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I LOVE THIS IDEA!! How fun!

    The sun doesn't go down until 11pm here in Scotland. It comes up at 3:30 am. Seriously. I'm LOVING all the sunlight! I can't get enough. I'll join in on this #afterdinnerwalk fun!

    • Reply Erin June 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Amazing! I'd be in heaven (in the summertime!)!

  • Reply Charlotte | Charlotte's Web June 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I love this. We tend to just watch TV after dinner.. I'm going to propose a stroll this evening x

  • Reply oneawkwardyear June 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I love this idea! My boyfriend & I have been making more of an effort to do this now that its nice, rather than being sucked into TV marathons like usual. I'll be sharing my #afterdinnerwalk tonight! – Liz

  • Reply Broomcakes June 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Great idea! Having two dogs means I walk EVERY night after dinner, regardless of the weather (hello, winter time sub zero instant freeze dog poo). Walking during the summer is one of my favorite evening activities!

    • Reply Erin June 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Oh, dear! I'm a fan of wintry walks too…but nothing beats summer for me.

  • Reply Suzan June 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Like Broomcakes, I also walk the dogs morning and evening. Yep, here in Maine we also have frozen dog poo, as well as rained upon goo. But out here in the country I have turkeys, deer, goldfinches, mourning doves, a bobcat, horses, glorious sunrises and sunsets, those woods dark and deep, wildflowers, and OMG the stars! The night sky out here in the dark, far away from city lights, is a revelation.

  • Reply Rose June 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Great idea. I'm in.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Love this!

  • Reply marissa (stylebook) June 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    this is great! can i retroactively hashtag? 🙂

    • Reply Erin June 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Of course! (Loved your photos)!

  • Reply thecityspace June 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This is a lovely reminder. On a similar note, I tried to tweet it but your tweetmeme app doesn't seem to be working. I just wanted to let you know because I wouldn't want people to miss out on tweeting your posts. (Don't worry, I just cut and pasted the link). Thanks for brightening my days with your space.

    • Reply Erin June 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks so much for letting me know! Now, to figure a way to fix it!


  • Reply Lauren Ashley June 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    What a lovely idea!

  • Reply Sarah Dee June 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I do this nearly everyday 🙂 I may add the hashtag to a few old photos if that's okay 🙂

    x dotti dee

  • Reply Jessie Ammons June 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I'm a huge walker, but sadly not a good solo sunset walker. You've inspired me – and, I so enjoyed scrolling through the hashtags last night!

  • Reply Sika June 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    What a great picture! It's about catching the moment, isn't it.

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator June 27, 2013 at 3:15 am

    awww what a lovely idea. I'd love to show you what my after dinner walks look like! Sadly they are far and few between during the week.

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