I know summer doesn’t “officially” start until June 21, but to me, it starts Memorial Day weekend.
I love summer!
Hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, days are longer, life seems better. Kids are out of school. Some are going on vacations, visiting family, going to camps and others enjoy time at home. They enjoy small things like staying up and sleeping late, water slides, small plastic pools, popsicles, ice-cream cones and home picnics.
Life seems more laid back and relaxed during the summer. I love sitting on my deck, drinking sweet tea, grilling, listening to music. At dark, I like to watch the fireflies. I remember catching them as a child, putting them in a mason jar and putting them in my room to watch at night. I want to catch some with my grandkids this summer so they can have that experience.
It’s the small things in life that I enjoy. Wildflowers, sunsets, stars, moon, the frogs croaking, the birds singing, the crickets chirping…I love nature. I also like to hear wind chimes, when we do get wind during the summer. It is hot and humid here in Texas during the summer but we have fans on the deck and AC in the house, so we’re good.
Have a time that you put your phone down, disconnect from social media and make memories. Be in the moment, simplify and enjoy your summer. My motto is, don’t collect things, collect memories.
My freckles always come out during the summer. My granny use to tell me they were sun kisses, they use to bother me but now I love to be kissed by the sun. I love to be outside. It makes me feel better. All of the feel-good endorphins get going and we need the Vitamin D the sun gives us. Of course, use sunscreen.
My wardrobe in the summer consists of flip-flops, shorts, t-shirts, and sunglasses.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy your summer. I love to see pictures and stories of the good times people have. I like to see that on my newsfeed rather than depressing things.
If you would like ideas about planning a vacation, staycation or ideas on what to do this summer, I can help you.
If you would like to join my vacation group it is Lost at Sea Travels with Davilyn
￼Whatever you do this summer, enjoy it, that’s the most important thing. 💛
Enjoying the simple life,