What sprints into your mind when you think: summer? The first thing that pops into your head when you close your mind and think of the perfect summer getaway? Beaches, I think, for me, although the more I scroll down Pinterest, the more I think summer is all flamingos and pineapples. But amongst all these happy and sunshine filled moments, is it possible that summer is… not that great for us after all?
Don’t get me wrong – I love summer. I used to love it way more when I didn’t have to spend it in the office (thank the Universe for a window desk), but it is still my… third favourite time of the year. Ok, I may love it slightly less than spring or autumn, which, as my birthday season, will never be beaten. Yet I do enjoy a good, sunny day and I wish I lived somewhere closer to the equator a bit more than I probably should. Summer is great. Isn’t it?
Still once summer is over and gone, and not yet forgotten I always feel so… odd about it. As if I have undergone some change or some intense life refurbishment that cannot be undone. Like I have fallen behind on who I was and what I wanted. Like, well, summer has somehow spoilt me.
Let me explain. [Read more…]