Thursday, September 20, 2012

my summer skin.

I don't recall a single care
Just greenery and humid air
Then Labor day came and went
And we shed what was left of our summer skin
- death cab for cutie

summer certainly has come and by tomorrow, will be gone. someone asked me today, when i was expressing my love for fall, if i get a little sad to see summer go. and the answer is a complicated one. of course i get a little sad to wave good-bye to the season that brings warmth, longer days, beach trips, cut-offs, flip-flops and tanned skin with it. but my excitement for what's right around the corner is enough to pull me out of dwelling on my loss. 

tomorrow officially kicks off my favorite time of year and i'm all smiles welcoming it. i gladly switch over my closet, purchase some new fall-inspired wardrobe goodies and set my sights on dates for apple picking, pumpkin carving, football watching and halloween preparation. i think about how i fully enjoyed every minute of the last few months, and start getting excited for more weekends at home, changing leaves and that extra hour of sleep. 

tonight, i'll shed my summer mentality, leaving it with all the excellent memories i have of my summer adventures. and tomorrow i'll fall, heart first, into autumn.