Summertime is in the air2:00 PM
I'm a summer baby. My birthday is August 19 and August is usually hot and humid where I am. The irony of that is I HATE THE SUMMER. Ugh.
I dread the summer because I don't like to be hot, red-faced and sweaty. It is not a good look AT ALL.
But in the last year since my brother died, I have been undergoing a major transformation of self. I'm grieving but also reevaluating my life and how I live it. Time is precious and I want to enjoy every second of it. Life is not perfect but it can be an adventure, if you want it to be.
I live in a beach town so summer is an exciting time when tourists descend on our little place in the world, fighting for the perfect beach spot. Sure, it can be annoying with all the crowded buses/trains and not being able to eat a slice of pizza in peace with so many people there. I can't even visit my favorite coffee spot in peace. But I will admit, the energy is incredible. People look so happy and free. And I decided that this year, I will grin and bear it because the positives outweigh the negatives. Why not feed on that energy and use it to my advantage?
So I am challenging myself this summer to accomplish some things and enjoy the summer, even though I'm sure I will be suffering in silence, lol.
One thing I want to do this summer is wear more white. I have not worn white pants since high school and that was about 25 years ago. White has always been my fashion enemy. I have it burned in my brain that white will make me look fatter and I don't want to look like a marshmellow on the street.
The weather has been wonky this year. Last week, it was in the 50s and today, it's 85 degrees. I decided to conquer this fear of white in baby steps. Enter the "white jacket"....
Summertime is definitely in the air and I don't mind it at all, for a change.
You can buy this moto jacket at Lane Bryant here.