I may be alone in my feelings, but truthfully I have summertime sadness.
I love the summer. Although the Florida heat can be a bit much at times, I love feeling the caressing rays of the warm sun. Sunshine makes me happy and spending days in the sun with my family makes me really happy.
Seeing summer and September come to a close surfaces some bitter sweet emotions for me. I am happy about Halloween and the holidays creeping in and with autumn comes cooler weather, but the shorter days of fall offers less time in the sun.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the fall holidays. Dressing up in costumes for Halloween, enjoying turkey and all the fixings at Thanksgiving and all the Christmas celebrations too, but I enjoy the summertime activities more. I’m not ready trade in my swimsuits for jeans just yet.
However, as a runner, there is an upside to summer coming to a close. My times will improve as the weather cools.
So with bittersweet summertime sadness, it’s time to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer and hello to the faster days, holiday daze that lie ahead.
For Music Mondays, I’m now teaming up with my good friend and fellow Marathon Mama, Chrissy.