Summer always seems great in theory. You spend most of the winter and spring longingly gazing at your flip flops and shorts, daydreaming about the long days filled with adventures and ice cream that are to come.
May comes and you can hardly wait to spend the daylight hours by the pool, feeling the warmth of the sun turning your skin a golden brown. Then you’ll spend the warm, sweet nights by the fire, watching for shooting stars and licking the sticky remnants of marshmallows from your fingertips.
And yet, every time, by the middle of summer you can’t remember what you were looking forward to so much. Adventures with friends? More like work, work and more work. A golden tan? More like a terrible, painful sunburn. Not to mention the fact that it’s far too hot to be outside for more than 15 minutes.
Summer is great for a little while, but there comes a point when you know that it’s time for summer to say its good-byes and for the beauty of fall to be ushered in.