Hello, everyone! I haven’t been writing as much the past few weeks due to some personal stuff and I’ve been meaning to pop on and share some thoughts I’ve had the last few weeks. (Side note: the personal stuff is all good stuff! No worries, haha.) In general, I’ve been trying to really enjoy the season of summer.
We’ve been going to the beach, playing outside, going on long walks, eating tons of seasonal foods like watermelon, and visiting farmer’s markets. It’s been nice really soaking in the months of summer and I have to be honest, if feels like it’s going by so quickly. I can’t believe July is halfway over.
Despite the heat wave and beach days, when you walk into any store, it’s hard to tell it’s still summertime. Any large home retailer already has out plastic pumpkins and scarecrows for sale, and apple-scented candles are flying off the shelves. I see so many accounts online already decorating for fall and preparing for PSL season, too.
If you know me, you probably think I am over the moon about this and, to be honest, I am excited for the upcoming autumn. It’s my all time favorite season and I genuinely feel myself become happier when September rolls around. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the current season and all it has to offer. Sure, apple picking is awesome, but fresh summer fruits are great, too.
When we only focus on the future, we really don’t appreciate the present. We also fall into the trap of settling for the artificial versions of actual things and miss genuine beauty. I think this is the part that really gets to me. Plastic pumpkins are for sale, but pumpkins aren’t even finished growing yet on vines in the patch. Apple-scented candles are my favorite! But is it apple season yet? Artificial beauty will never triumph over the natural, true version of anything.
Before anyone comes for me saying I am a downer, make no mistake: as long as no one gets hurt, I think everyone should do what makes them happy. If you want to throw up your Christmas tree and start singing carols in your neighborhood mid-August, have at it! But every season has its perks and is beautiful in its own way. I hope I always enjoy them, just as they are.