The first official day of summer has dawned according to the calendar. Although according to the temperatures outside I’d say it has already been here for a while.
I sort of have a love/hate relationship with summer. I hate hot temperatures. I open the front door and go, “Nope” and cower back into the lovely air conditioning.
And yet there’s something appealing about the long summer days. There’s a sense of excitement and freedom that comes with summer. During fall, winter, and spring months I always feel this drive to be productive and enjoy staying busy. But it’s different with the approaching of summer.
These are the days to flop on my bed and read an entire book in one day.
To feel inspired and spend hours blissfully working on writing my novels.
Have competitive Mario Kart races with my siblings on the Wii.
To paint my toenails fun colors.
To drink Kool-Aid like the kid I am.
I want to go jump in the pool at whatever time of day and spend the rest of the day watching TV show marathons and eating ice cream.
Or blast my Owl City music loudly while lazily perusing pinterest.
Or simply lay upside down on my floor, staring up at the ceiling fan, and just daydream.
These are the days to go have lunch out with friends or catch a movie with the family or eat an entire bag of potato chips in one sitting.
These are the days to be lazy and blissful and exciting all at the same time.
Sometimes I dread the summer’s heat and boring days, but you know what? Summer is a glorious time. Endless of possibilities.
I plan on thoroughly enjoying this summer.
What about you?
P.S. I suppose the sudden change in my blog is pretty obvious. Yesterday I got on to publish this post only to discover my other template had completely messed up. Thus I had to spend the entire day trying to set up a new template. Inconvenient, yes, but in the end I actually decided I like the new layout better. I’ve been wanting something simpler for a while now anyways. I still have quite a few adjustments I’m going to make, but overall I’m rather pleased with it.