hanging on to summerLabour Day is a bit of a tricky holiday, bittersweet I’d say. I love an extra day off as much as anyone but I always feel it signals the official end of summer here. Kids go back to school tomorrow, new routines start up and then it’s Fall. I could really, truly enjoy autumn as a stand alone season – the colors, the crispness in the air, putting on favourite boots and cozy sweaters. All good stuff if only it could also somehow still be summer.
summer snapshotsMy love of summer may stem from spending my very early childhood living in Southern California. There’s still nothing more comforting to me than that full body warmth a good hot day brings, where you feel like your heart and soul are being kissed my the sun. It’s the time of year when I feel most myself, my best self. I like this girl who is a bit more spontaneous, less structured, more willing to have dishevelled hair and wear the same cut-offs all week. I am more creative, more open, more free. And this has been a particularly good one with amazing weather, a holiday with my cousin, weekend getaways and awesome tunes on the radio.
summer snapshotsSo, instead of taking this day to make up new fitness schedules, reading lists and meal plans for the coming weeks, I’m determined to soak up every last bit of summer. I’m going to have coffee on the patio and stay in my flip-flops for awhile. The Fall bucket list and boot polishing will have to wait while I hang on to summer for just a bit longer!