I have made great strives within myself to enjoy the months that do not have to do with Christmas trees and Holiday cheer... I used to have a really terrible case of the after-Holiday blues once January 3rd rolled around, and those sad feelings would stay with me for a long time and only grow worse once the days began to get hotter. This year, I promised myself I would find the beauty in each season... spending more time outside and feeling grateful to live in such a beautiful state with amazing weather and scenery for most of the year.
I can actually say now that I have begun a love affair with the summer months, and it feels amazing to be content and excited for what's to come, but not anxious. I am looking forward to starting school in a few weeks -- a journey that I have wanted to continue for so many years but couldn't get up the courage to do so. I thought that for today, I would gather up some summer inspirations, if you will; these pictures are a little snippet of what summer means to me.
What does summer mean to you?