An Ode to Summer


Long, languid days. Deep crimson sunsets and glimmering rays of light dancing across the sky. Twirling in a floaty, see-through dress, a tiny bikini peeking out from under a loose singlet. Bronzed skin, freckles smattered across noses, sand between toes, nectar on lips and tangled, salty hair.

This is summer.

Where I live, the weather gods have blessed us with plenty of sunshine over the past few weeks (despite the fact it’s still winter!), and as a result, I’ve been doing more than my fair share of summer dreaming.

To me, summer is light, airy, full of hope, optimistic. It brings with it celebration and relaxation in equal measure. I must apologise to my international readers here, who will now be staring down the barrel of autumn (fall) and then winter, but the point I want to make is, summer is more than just a season – it’s a state of mind. And essentially, it’s a feeling we can draw on at any moment in time, wherever we may be.

With that in mind, here’s my Ode to Summer. A little reminder, if you like, to keep my cup overflowing with joy and to create the space I need to feel free in every situation. I’ve printed it out twice (for my purse and my diary) to re-read when I need it. Love vibin’ straight off the page.

An Ode to Summer


Magic, laughter and soul-swelling adventures.
Delicious kisses; love wrapped around everything.

Game-changing, gigantic dreams becoming a reality.
Taking everything to the next level.

An all-encompassing warmth beaming from the inside out, and back in again.
Feeling beautiful wearing nothing but sun-kissed skin and a smile.

Electrifying enthusiasm and belly laughs.
Sparkly secrets shared between friends.
Looking desire in the eye and whispering ‘I love you’s’ to the unlimited being within.
Writing it down.
Ushering in mind-blowing success.

Starting each day with the question: “How can I make this day worth living?”
Giving… wholeheartedly.
Lowering expectations.
Slowing down.
Inhaling and exhaling.

Knowing that the Universe has my back… always.
Choosing to shine my light.
Doing more of what makes me happy.

This is my summer.

+ What about you? Do you agree that summer has a certain ‘vibe’?
+ Does it inspire you? Tell us in the comments below!

Images: 1. Note to Self 2. Johan + Francoise 3. Indie Jane 4. Simone Le Blanc 5. A quieter storm 6. Johan + Francoise  7. 4th and Bleeker 8. The Wolf Cub Annual 9. Endless Simmer 10. Tyler Florence 11. From moon to moon 12. I love wildfox 13. Green Wedding Shoes 14. 4th and Bleeker 15. It’s kind of a sheep thing 16. A little hamster 17. Note to Self 18. Pinterest  19. Free People 20. Dust Jacket Attic 21. Endless Spell 22. Flickr 23. Style Me Pretty  24. Tumblr 25. Oracle Fox 26. Souvlaki for the Soul 27. Two Bare Feet on the Dashboard 28. Legs and Runways 29. Fat Mum Slim 30. Max Wanger 31, 32. The LANE


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