sweet summertime

Saturday, June 30, 2018


Hello, sweet summertime.

I've missed you.

I always miss you. When winter's gray skies make the whole world feel cold and tired, I count down the days until your warmth and light. Until the sun loosens the knots that the last nine months have wrapped around what feels like every fiber of my being.

You're different this year. Not in the way that you were last year, when the summer maybes were leaping in circles around me. But different all the same. This year, you come with busy schedules and new adventures and a brain full of questions.

This year, as I'm letting the summer thoughts flow out of my brain and onto the screen, things aren't quite as different as I thought they would be a year ago. I'm basically in the same place. Right now, I'm lying on my bed, pecking away at my laptop while Sleeping at Last plays in the background, exactly like last year when I wrote my summer blog post. My fall, while different, isn't a whole new world compared to fall of last year (for which I am eternally grateful).

I suppose that when I looked towards summer 2018, I expected to be living in a world rocked with change. I wrote the words "nothing will be the same", and I believed them. By the absolute grace of God, those words did not end up ringing true.

But things are still different in so many ways, and the hater of change in me doesn't quite know what to do with that yet. I didn't mean for this to turn into one of those posts, though, one where I'm freaking out about change and life and everything in between. That will, no doubt, come at the end of the summer.

For now, we aren't there yet. We still have another month of summer, another month before the new normal kicks in. For now, I'm just happy where I am. Working on projects and setting things up and spending time with people and attempting to get some rest in during the time in-between. Loving the sunlight streaming in through the windows and the warmth of their rays.

Sweet summertime, you will forever be my favorite. It's good to see you again.

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Hey there, friends.

I'm back. ♥

28 comments:

  1. I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK, GRACE ANNE!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Summer is the best season, isn't it?? All winter long I feel like I'm just waiting for summer to happen lol πŸ˜‚ I TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, feeling like "everything is going to change" and it doesn't really but yet a lot has changed??? LIFE IS WEIRD. AND AWESOME.

    I hope this is a beautiful, refreshing, creative season for you!!
    oh and Sleeping At Last >>>>everything :'''')

    LOVE YOU,
    abbiee

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    1. UGH ABBIE YOU ARE JUST THE BEST. πŸ’› I adore you.

      Summer will forever be THE BEST. I swear, I count down the days until the weather is warm again. πŸ˜‚ YOU JUST GET ME, GIRL.

      Thank you for being so freaking encouraging 25/8. :')

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  2. YES I'm SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK!! The blogging world definitely hasn't been the same :) I love how you described summer as what we wait for all winter. SO TRUE. I actually never thought about it that way :P

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    1. :''') ugh Autumn you are just so sweet I can't. SUMMER COUNTDOWN NEVER ENDS TBH.

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  3. GRACE! I lived the way you wrote this. It's so super sweet. Change is always something I often find myself my wandering to. What will this be like when... Never turns out how I think but sometimes that's good, beacusr it's better.

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa! It really is good just to see how things play out. :)

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  4. SO happy you're back, Grace Ann. Welcome back to the internet + blogging world.

    *hugs*
    k.

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    1. Thank you so much, Keira!! :') I've missed you! I'm so pumped to catch up on all of your beautiful posts. <3

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  5. SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK.
    I also love summer so so much <3

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    1. :') THANK YOU SO MUCH I AM SO HAPPY TO *BE* BACK!

      Isn't it just the best? <3

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  6. Heyo girl! I was so excited to see a post from you pop up in my feed - long time no blog. XOXO

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  7. Ahhh love this post πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› it was so lovely!!!
    Janelle
    The Ramblings of a Bookworm

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  8. Grace Anne, this post is SO SWEET and full of hope. It gave me a sense of normality even through things can feel really chaotic right now.

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend. That means so, so much to me. ♥

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  9. I'VE MISSED YOU <3 Love all of this

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  10. YAYYYYYY WELCOME BACK. I LOVED THIS POST!!!!! (and yes, I'm in the same position too and it's both amazing and terrifying)

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, HANNE!!! :') isn't it the craziest thing?

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