Trust me, saying good bye to summer is not something I WANT to do. I am a well known warm-season fan! I normally don’t like to start thinking about the obvious signs that summer is coming to an end. That the days are not as long as they were, the air not as hot. When we go outside in the morning there is dew on the cars and play toys that doesn’t go away quite as quickly as it had been. The leaves are starting to turn (although this year it is from lack of rain as well as fall approaching) Until last year, I tried NOT to think about those things.
Last year my daughter went to school for the first time. So we got caught up with ‘summers almost over’ and ‘almost time for school’. Fall was something we knew was coming, the calendar marked it. It is the same this year, we know school is going to start in a couple weeks, the annual Renfrew fair will be coming to town….all indications that summer is over, and fall is approaching.
This year however, I am not sad to see summer go. We’ve had a great summer, I don’t think we could have asked for more heat (actually the opposite, we could have used a little cooler and more rain!) and beautiful weather starting early in the spring and following through. As a family we have played outside lots, I’ve ran, watched our daughter start t-ball, swam in the water more than usual, had our first go at trying to grow our own vegetables (trying being the key word there lol), spent time with our family and friends at cottages, weddings, get togethers. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the summer.
I also have things that I am looking forward to this fall, big things. I am excited for what the newly launched Ottawa Valley Moms will bring this fall – all the possibilities. I am also turning 30…which I think I am ok with (right now anyways ). I WILL run my first 10k race and the things I look forward to the most, I am going to Paris! I’ve wanted to go for years and years, and I am finally going this October for 10 days. Then there is always Halloween, which is one of my favourite holidays.
So this year instead of being sad that summer is coming to an end, and clinging to it as best I can, I think I will enjoy what is left of the amazing weather we have had, and be ready to let it go once the first red maple leaves start falling. Think back fondly on the memories we made, and look forward and be positive, my words to go forth with. More good things are to come, and more summers to be enjoyed.
Are you sad to see summer go, or do you welcome fall?