Summer Through the Ages
I am back with a good-old-fashioned lifestyle blog.
I don't know about you guys, but I am beyond ready for summer to begin, or at least I thought I was until summer actually happened.
I am a creature of habit. For the past nine months it has been some variation of wake up, drink your coffee, read your bible, go to class, start on homework, go to work, finish homework, go have social hour type of schedule. When all of that came to a screeching halt last Thursday night after my final final (haha, what a pun), I really didn't know what to do with myself, and I still don't really know what to do with myself.
Which got me thinking, what changed this summer compared to my past summers of unrelenting freedom?
Well, a lot did actually. I mean, I'm embarking on my final years of college, not looking forward to a new seating chart in my next year's third grade classroom. Summers through the ages change quite a bit, and that's what I wanted to explore.
or at least approved by what my parents wanted. For me this meant lots of weekends spent at the lake. It amazes me how long ago this photo was taken. I remember thinking I was too old to be hanging out with my dad on a beach. Now, I believe I was exactly where I needed to be.
trying to maintain the friendships that got you here in the first place. Pretending that goodbye's will never come, and Nebraska sunsets will never change.
A co-worker and I were chatting across our desks the other day about how we didn't understand how everyone in the office was so content to just sit and work all day when it's so nice out. I replied by saying that maybe they just forgot what summer used to feel like before work came along.
While it was sad, it was most likely true. As we get older summers get busier, and new priorites over come old ones. Work gets in the way of lake days, and money is spent on rent instead of slushies. It isn't the season that changes, it's us. So if you get the chance, find your elementary summer again, and run with it.
To express, explain, and exclaim the lessons life continually throws at me, and my take on how to deal.