First, apologies once again for a late post. But a late post is better than no post, am I right?
So, anyway, it’s not technically summer until late June, but I did just end my first year of college a couple of weeks ago. For me, then, I’m on summer vacation, which is undoubtedly my favorite time of year.
Why is that? Sure, it can get stiflingly hot and humid sometimes. But . . . that’s really the only drawback I can think of (okay, besides wasps and other such pesky arthropods). Think of all the amazing things about this season!
First thing: NO SCHOOL! Well, unless you opt to take summer classes. But if you’re like me, you would never dream of doing that unless you had to. Having three entire months without having to worry about essays and due dates is nothing short of glorious.
Another thing. When Shakespeare wrote the line “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” he knew what he was talking about. Summer can often be amazingly beautiful. Sometimes I feel like I live for clear, sunny days in the low to mid-seventies with low humidity and light, cool breezes. I could just sit outside for hours on days like this and be perfectly content (at least until it’s time to go inside and eat). And even when the weather isn’t quite that perfect, it’s still gorgeous when the sun hits the leaves on the trees in your backyard, or when the flowers in the field you’re walking by sway back and forth in the wind, or when the water of the lake glitters in the sunlight and ripples in the breeze.
Summer is also the time when I usually perform in plays alongside my friends, which is always a blast. It’s a great time for movies as well, what with all the major blockbusters coming out. Also, swimming! And swimming pools. And the way the water in swimming pools looks like in the sun.
You know what? I’m just going to list a bunch of the other things I love about summer so I don’t get too long-winded.
Boating. Kayaking. Fishing (sometimes). Grill-outs. Campfires. S’mores. The smell of sunscreen. Dandelions. Shorts, T-shirt, sandals. Independence Day. My birthday. Bike rides. Basketball. Blowing bubbles in the yard. Family vacations. Sandy beaches (at the lake, since I’ve never been to the beach). Kites. Catching fireflies. Running away from bees and wasps. Theme parks. Popsicles.
I’m sure there are more, but I’ll wrap it up with the two biggest ones.
1. FREE. TIME. The older you get, the more valuable it is.
2. Spending that free time with family and friends.
So . . . yeah, that about sums it up. Summer is my favorite season. Sue me, autumn-lovers. :P (I kid, I kid.)
See you guys . . . in a few days, actually.