Finally, it's summer! During the school year, I have noticed that I make so many summer plans beforehand, such as, biking, going on a hike, or driving to the countryside for a little photo shoot, but I never find myself actually doing those things when summer arrives. I have decided to change that this summer. Scrolling through my Instagram feed won't make my summer eventful, but going to local events, gardening, taking photos, and getting outside will.
Spending time with my family is something I don't get to do during the school year, which is why I try to do it in the summer. Going on a one day road trip to a lake or a small tourist attraction with my parents is one of my favorite things to do in the summer.
It's summer, so spend some time outside. Where I live, we aren't that fortunate to have year long warm weather, so I try to enjoy my time as much as I can. Last weekend, I did something that I have never done before, surprisingly...and that is gardening. It takes a lot of work, especially when it is 85 degrees and the sun's rays are striking your skin non-stop, but the experience was a great one. It helped me "connect" with nature in a way and it taught me that importance of growing my own food. My dad, who is quite the gardener, was there to assist me and we had loads of fun. This experience also strengthened the bond between my father and me.
Going on a bike ride is another one of my favorite activities in the summer. I just plug in my headphones and ride my bike down this little trail near my house. In addition to associating with nature, it also gives your calves and thighs quite the workout.
As a child, I loved reading, but unfortunately, that passion of mine has disappeared over the years, due to lack of time and assigned reading from school. In the recent weeks, I have rekindled that passion by reading A Study In Scarlet from the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I started reading it last summer, but never got around to completing it. With my heart and soul, I am now into this story and hope to start another fairly soon.
To conclude, I sincerely hope you are enjoying your summer and the warm weather we are blessed with. Go outside and stop scrolling through your Twitter feed. Socialize. You aren't limited to 140 characters.