It’s officially Summer! Yay! 🙂
There is so much I love about this season, but honestly it seems like if I don’t make an effort to pay attention I can wind up in September wondering where the last three months have gone…
It’s usually such a busy time of year– taking full advantage of the longer days. I mean, what’s not to like about being able to buy groceries after work and still have a bit of daylight left to enjoy?! It seems like there is now finally time to do all the errands and chores that have been long neglected over the Winter hibernation. I guess some people believe in Spring cleaning, but I stick with “do everything in the Summer — or bust” plan.
It’s not just work stuffs, it’s fun stuffs too! As if I were still in school (I’m not), the excitement of Summer is palpable. There is so much I want to do this time of year, before the arrival of Fall. It’s outdoor stuff like concerts, sporting events, and sitting by the pool reading a good book (or mediocre book that I’m desperately trying to finish so I can read a good book next!).
It’s also camping, BBQ-ing, and maybe a road-trip somewhere only a few hours away. Basically, the goal is to be outside or near enough to a window to enjoy the warmth of the sun, as much as possible.
But it’s also little stuff, like a vivid sunset after a long day. Fresh fruit. Refreshing cocktails. Ice cream for days. Farmers markets. Iced Coffee. And even the inevitable video game binges (often World of Warcraft or Civilization)… Our office is upstairs and is already on fire all summer. But goodness if I don’t make it worse by sitting up there for hours with the PC churning out it’s own flames. Why I don’t hang out there in the winter and use the computers for heat, rather than a source of misery I’ll never know… Wait. The Steam Summer Sale. Duh. 😉
Anyway. In honor of this season of awesomeness – I created “The Beach.” I’m trying my hand at comic-style illustration, which is one of my favorites. This piece is kind of a story about a trip to the beach, and those smaller details that make up the memories of a fantastic place. It’s a reminder that even if I’m not going on an official vacation this Summer, I’m still in a good position to make these kinds of memories and to be grateful for the moments — big and small — that make up this season, which I love.