A lament for the speed of summer
Summer is almost over. This is totally unacceptable.
The frantic speed at which these last few weeks raced by is patently unfair. I want to pitch a temper tantrum on the floor like a three-year-old, but my coworkers already saw me do that earlier today when we ran out of regular coffee and I had to drink decaf.
But I digress ..
Seriously, about this faster-than-the-speed of light summer thing. We need to DO something about this. It feels like it might be an opportunity to use global warming to our advantage.
If it’s going to be hot all the time, why do we need summer to end? Couldn’t the longer days, more hours to do things outside, and extra sunshine just stick around? I don’t think it could possibly hurt anything. And, it might just make the world a much better place!
Have you noticed that everyone seems to be in a better mood during the summer? Maybe it’s the approaching vacations or the extra Vitamin D, but there just seems to be a lot less complaining and more flip flops. We could all use these things in our lives all year round.
OK, so I realize that there’s only so much whining I can do before you stop reading and run outside to take advantage of the last few days of the best season of the year. So with that in mind, here are a few things you haven’t done yet that you should really make time for before fall…
-Your apartment complex swimming pool. Have you been there this summer? How many times? Is that enough?
-Put your paid time off days to work. Did you take a vacation? No, not a sick day. A VACATION. One of those things we used to do in the summertime before we all started working way too much. Call your boss now and tell him you won’t be in next week.
-Outside evenings. Take the time to walk around your neighborhood, cruise down to your favorite restaurant/bar with outside patio seating, and enjoy being out and about as the sun goes down.
-Fun community events. Does your city offer free concerts in the park during the summer months? Outdoor movie screenings? Don’t miss these events, they are often a great time to be outside and connect with your community.
What do you miss the most when summer comes to an end?