Before I slip into a longing for fall, here’s a list of some of my favorite things about summer (in no particular order):
– Iced lattes – Guess what I’m drinking while I write?
– My sunroom – Attached to the front of my flat/apartment is a tiny room that is way too hot on hot days and way too cold in winter. However, on the days I can be in there it is a wonderful escape.
– Long evenings – My quality of life is so improved by all the extra light. Suddenly it doesn’t feel like I’m leaving work at midnight.
– Energy – See above. For some reason, this year my body is off kilter and I can’t get my iron or Vit D levels right, but generally I feel less like a slug and can manage to leave my house and do more things.
– Parking at work – It might seem trivial, but not having to fight for a spot and being able to leave the campus at lunch is a wonderful thing.
– Ice cream – Definitely one of the highlights of the summer.
– Fans – Sure, I adore my AC, but I love the gentle breeze of a fan.
– Summer tv – True, most of it is crap, but I do like HGTV Design Star, So You Think You Can Dance and Suits. Plus, getting Netflix this summer introduced me to all sorts of interesting new shows.
– Road trips – There’s something about the longer days, less stressful weather and some long weekends that make road trips awesome.
– Summer music – Is it really different than winter music? No idea, but I always feel like it’s more acceptable to enjoy a little guilty pleasure during the summer. See: Daft Punk.
– Cape Cod – I haven’t been there for years, but it used to be a summer ritual (and I miss it).
– Lemonade & Iced Tea – Individually they are awesome. Together, even better.
– Fruit – Usually all I want to eat on hot days is fruit. Yum!
– Light – Similar to the longer days, the quality of the light in the summer is fantastic.
– Beach books – I usually indulge in some lighter reading during the summer.
– Bare feet – Somewhere in May I usually strategically lose all my socks.
– Ambition – It probably fits with the energy, but it’s generally in summer that I get the most clearheaded about thinking about the future.