“Summer lovin’ had me a blast. Summer lovin’ happened so fast.” – Grease
Like all great things, summer is soon coming to an end. The thing I love about endings, is they are typically followed by new beginnings.
I associate summer with growth, personally and literally. We are surrounded by growth in our environment – trees, fruits, vegetables, grass…the list goes on. I also think many people experience personal growth over the summer by trying new things, embracing relationships, nurturing their family, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. I often hear of people finding inspiration in the summer and discovering things about themselves that are new and exciting.
Over the summer we tend to believe in ourselves a little more. We are more courageous and we have more fun. We engage in meaningful activities and broaden our horizons. We also seem to gain perspective, regardless of outcomes, as we tend to be more grateful and mindful of our surroundings.
All in all, I think this is great preparation for the fall in allowing us to open ourselves up to what’s to come and to be better prepared for challenges and opportunities. Our calmer, summer selves help ground us to allow us to be open to possibilities.
I wish all of you a wonderful end to summer and a few more relaxing, carefree days in the next couple of weeks. I know I feel a little more refreshed and a little more equipped to begin the next chapter of this year.