I LOVE LOVE SUMMER TIME!
Maybe because as little girl I lived in the Dominican Republic or for some other random reason.
I don’t know what it is but it kind of makes me feel happy! Happy to go outside and enjoy little things in life like the warm feeling from the sun or just the nature around us.
I don’t know… In winter I feel like everything is boring, mainly because I really hate cold temperatures, so if I don’t necessarily have to go out I prefer staying in, eat something hot and just stay under the blankets watching movie after movie. The only thing I probably love is when the fireplace is on and I can cuddle with your loved ones.
Let me say that in Locarno where I leave there isn’t much fun stuff to do for a 24 year old during winter! There’s always Locarno on Ice which is a quite big open air iceskating rink in the Piazza Grande with different Food Stands.
But if you leave here for years like I do it actually gets boring because it’s always the same thing. Same rink, same food, same christmas tree.
But in Summer… In Summer it’s another thing!
There’s the beautiful lake Lago Maggiore and lots of rivers with beautiful clear turquoise water.
Already in Spring in the Sun it’s quite hot so we enjoy staying outside. We also tend to go out more for some aperitifs in town.
But when summer times comes and the water is warm enough to deep in, we are always outside.
As soon as I get home I make myself lunch and if I have nothing to do on a free afternoon, I love to catch some sun while playing with Bombo. When my husband comes back from work we always go to the river and swim or just lay down near the water.
The are so many peaceful moments while just being there.
The other day after cleaning the entire house I set down for a minute on the couch. All the windows where open and while sitting down I just heard so many birds singing outside. Just for a second I felt nothing. No worries, no stress, nothing. Just quiet peace. I turned around to the open window behind me and the sun was shining into my living room a little bit covered by some palm trees. I don’t know why but I thought that it just looked and felt magical.
People also think about summer like a time to fall in love, a time to make memories, to be happy. Why is that? Why Summer?
I’m 100% one of them even if I can’t explain why.
As a teenager I once read a quote that said:
SUMMER: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.
At that time I thought that it totally was MY quote!
Today I feel the same even though I probably would describe it differently, but I think you know what I mean.
So it’s time to take some time off, relax and just enjoy little things like the sound of birds singing but mostly, BE HAPPY!
I WAS WEARING:
H&M Dress | Jacket