The whole “I can’t go to grad school” realization hit me pretty hard last week and I’ve been piecing together my plans for the future slowly since. I had several job interviews on Monday and I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that my grad school dreams falling apart are a chance for another set of dreams to potentially fall together. Although we all know dreams never just “fall together” we have to work at our goals every single day-but you get the idea.
It’s summer though and the Pacific Northwest could not be any more beautiful! With the perfect 80 degree sunshine filled days I’m trying to focus on all of the beauty and positivity that surrounds me. Summer is my favorite season, I should feel motivated and driven!
Forgetting to set your alarm and waking up to sunlight streaming in through your bedroom window, the feeling of soft green grass on the soles of my bare feet, crisp cool morning air before a hot summer day, steel cut oats with sweet granules of melted brown sugar, the glittery reflection of sunbeams as they softly touch the water, the smell of the forest after it has rained, mornings spent curled up in a hammock loosing yourself in a book, walking everywhere because it’s sunny and you can, teaching a first grader how to do a cartwheel, watching the sunrise with someone you love, skinny dipping in the ocean, braiding daisy chains into your hair prior to discovering a spider!, freckles popping up everywhere, ice cream for breakfast potentially for lunch and maybe for dinner, the feeling of your bed after a long day in the sun, gazing at the stars from the top of a mountain, nectarines nectarines nectarines, trading in your jeans for airy skirts and sun dresses, feet covered in henna, laying in the grass and staring at the clouds, the sudden urge to paint with watercolors, post run endorphins, sipping mochas on a cafe patio early in the morning, vibrant green salads with the juiciest home grown tomatoes you ever did eat, friends with boats, beach bonfires to watch the sunset, the decision that jumping through the sprinkler is DEFINITELY necessary, leisurely sunday afternoon bike rides, begging your friends not to drag you into the river with them, fresh flowers blooming everywhere, the golden hours of twilight, crickets and frogs harmonizing through the night, cool pillows on hot nights, summer night worry free thoughts drifting off to sleep.
Focusing on the happiness of summer and trying to let it energize and drive me in a positive direction! What are your favorite happy feelings this season?