Friday, July 8, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday {8}

Friday is already here? Holiday weekends’ll do that to ya!

As always, I’m linking up with The Little Things We Do for Fill in the Blank Friday! I’m so happy that she’s created this link-up. It’s a great way to reflect and a great way to get to know other bloggers!

Fill in the Blank

  1. My plans this summer include     spending my days inside hiding from spiders and the sun. The spiders because I’m terrified and the sun because it’s about time to start taking care of this skin of mine! Andddd that’s about it.
  2. The best summer I ever had was     probably the summer of 2007. It was my last summer teaching dance camps {which I still miss}, I had some of the best times with the greatest and craziest friends, and spent a good deal of time at home with family. It was my last official summer in college and it was definitely full of memories and traveling.
  3. Summer is     not as much fun as it used to be? For me, at least. Summers in elementary school were filled with looking forward to the Summer reading list being released, going to the pool every day and playing kickball with the neighborhood kids while waiting to be called in for dinner. Summers in high school were filled with driving for the first time with the windows down, going to the movies with 15 friends, and then hopping around from house to house until your curfew. Summers in college were filled with beach trips every weekend, spending each night out on the patio, and seeing places and states I had never seen before. Looking back, I had such great summers that I’m so grateful for.
  4. My favorite summer food is      strawberries. They go with so much! You can have strawberries on cereal, strawberries on dessert, strawberries in a wrap, strawberries in a drink, or even just strawberries alone! Delicious and healthy and {cheap in the Summer!}
  5. The best way to quench a summer thirst is with     a Shirley Temple :) Or a Bula :) Light, fruity, with a little fizz!
  6. My summer uniform consists of     Bermuda shorts and a short-sleeved top with lots of jewelry and some cute sandals. It’s changed quite drastically within the past two years…
  7. The best thing about summer is     the warm weather after roughly 7 months of Winter in Utah? I don’t know. I have to admit, this Summer doesn’t feel like “Summer” right now. Between the stress I’ve endured for months over the job industry to the relentless longing for home and friends, not a day passes by where I’m content. It’s a heavy subject really and certainly not something I want to drag down this light Summery topic with, but just know that my mind is on untouchable Summer things – like vacationing in a new spot, setting up new patio furniture, going to BBQ’s with friends, or bopping into a museum to get out of the sticky DC humidity. Those are the places my mind ventures to this Summer, knowing they’re so far out of touch.

While I know most people’s fill in the blanks this week will consist of all things sunshine and flip-flops and being carefree, my Summer this year is a little different. But don’t worry, while I’m standing on the sidelines, I’ll be cheering you all on and living vicariously through your vacation, party, and beautiful family festivity pictures :)

The summer does remind me of two things that I love though: salt air and sunsets.

Summer Sunset

Remember, life is a sunset. Each day brings new colors, new images, and moves at a different pace. As the day ends and the sun disappears, we know a new day will soon rise, giving us new opportunities and yet again, a new sunset.

Wishing you all a peaceful and relaxing weekend.

 

Photos: Tumblr , Flickr

1 comment:

Ashlyn said...

i really enjoy reading your posts :]

i know this summer is tough for you, but keep strong! hopefully soon you will be back on the east coast -- hanging out with me ;]