It's here. We're in it. That summer haze. Those silly days. The ones we dream of all damn year. It's the dead middle of summer. And I better start acting like it.

Having a ~*job*~ can really do a number on your energy level… and your free time. Obviously. But I don't want to let that affect me. I don't want to wake up one September morning and think "What the fck did I even do this summer?"

So let's get in it.

Stoop hangs and rooftops. Barbecues, lakes, and pools.

Road trips and snacks and music. Laughs so hard you can't even breathe.

Maybe I'll even be allowed to drink alcohol again soon. Maybe.

I realize that, once you start getting a little older, summer doesn't just happen like it used to. You have to make it happen. And really, that's the beauty of it.

What are yoooooou doing this summer? Maybe I'll see you there.

First photo of me by Sean Cynamon; second by Jana Kirn for Entropy Jewelry.