My Summer Fling

I have a confession to make: I’ve been having a fling. No, it’s not with Mr. Sex-on-a-Stick, Michael Fassbender (um, sadly) — it’s with summer itself.

Now, I have always loved summer. Swimming, cookouts, lightening bugs — you name it. But this summer feels different. This summer has allowed me to recharge my batteries and reconnect with myself and with friends in ways that I didn’t even know I was missing.

I’ve unplugged a lot more. No really, just look at my plummeting Klout score. (And PS: Screw you, Klout. Life is meant for living. Stop judging me, damn it!) I’ve spent so much time outdoors I barely know what my condo looks like at this point. I’ve been ridiculously social, and even made new friends. One might say I am the version of me I remember from a different time. A happier, healthier me. Quicker with a smile, and slower to be critical.

I like this summer girl. A lot. She is full of Vitamin D and hope.

I share news of my tawdry affair with this season in hopes that — if you haven’t already — you will start your own love affair with Mother Nature’s warmest season. Unplug more. Put on your sunscreen and leave the air conditioning behind more. Wiggle your toes in the sand and grass. Drink beer (or lemonade!) so cold it almost hurts your teeth. Discover a new spot. Recharge and reflect.

Remember, summer will soon fade into fall and you will have to wait a whole year before it’s back in all its steamy glory.

Now if you will excuse me, I have a date with a beach towel and some SPF.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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