I am the type to hold onto summer for as long as possible. Even when there are leaves on the ground and an undeniable chill in the air, I will still happily point to the calendar and say, “There are still three whole days of summer left. It’s summer.” Though I love oversized sweaters, fluffy socks, and anything made in a crockpot, I am never ready for the transition that comes this time of year. Fading tans and shorter days just kind of make me… sad.
What reminds me to be happy? All of the awesome things I did this summer, of course! Although I haven’t had the kind of summer vacation that comes with being a student for a couple of years now, that didn’t stop me from getting away a few times. Going to the beach was one of the season’s many highlights.
Maddie had a pretty relaxing summer, too, despite her neurotic, old-lady ways.
I went to—and survived—a long, hot music festival.
I enjoyed family time while my mom and sisters had their summer vacations.
And I got to shoot some awesome photos behind-the-scenes of a music video shoot. With my hot boyfriend.
Oh yeah—and one of my best friends got married! (Top photo.) Pretty amazing summer, indeed. Now, to find things worth looking forward to this fall. I’m three whole days early, but it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead.