I have really enjoyed having nothing to do the last couple of weeks since graduation. That's one thing I love about the summer...you get to relax and not have many responsibilities. I'm enjoying it while I can since I start dental school in about a month, but that's on a different note. I've been spending most of my time just hanging out with friends and family and sleeping in until about 10 o'clock. I've started running and surprisingly I enjoy it. I'm starting slow, but I want to keep it up so I can get into shape and shed a few pounds. I've also had to start packing my apartment. I'm moving to Louisville next week and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. But anyway, it's summer, so I'm gonna enjoy it while I can. So, what do I enjoy about summer? Allow me to share with you...
Being outside. Day or night, I love it. You've got the sunshine all day and at night, it feels incredible, and there are lightning bugs and crickets and all sort of critters making sounds.
Amusement parks. I love roller coasters. Everything about amusement parks makes me happy- the smells, the sounds, the thrills you get from the rides...love it.
Thunderstorms. While I don't particularly enjoy rain for days at a time, I do love it when it storms. Storms are relaxing to me...the rain on the roof, the low rumble of the thunder outside. The best are the kind that last about 20 minutes, blow over, and then the skies are blue again.
The lake. I love the lake. I don't get to go often, but I love when we do. I love riding across the water on a speedboat, I love trying to water ski (trying...haha), and I love just enjoying being out in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. We've got some incredible lakes here in Kentucky.
Camp. I love camp. I worked Centri-Kid 2 summers ago and loved it. I love everything about camp. Serving the kids, getting to know your fellow staffers, serving God with your time, energy, sweat, and everything else you've got...it's incredible.
Free-time. I was thinking back to last summer recently, and while we complained a lot about being bored then, looking back, it was a great summer. We just got to hang out and do nothing...we had a lot of free time. I think since we're such a busy society, we feel like we always have to be doing something. Enjoy the free time...it doesn't come around often.
Time to read. This goes along with free time, but you have so much more time to read than you do any other time, at least while you're still in school. There's time to read for pleasure, and there's time to read for growth. I need to spend more time reading the Word, and that's a goal of mine before I start back to school in July.
There's so much more that I love about summertime, but I'm gonna end it here for now. Hope your summer is off to great start too!!