The fact that it’s summer is really the only excuse you need to make wild and carefree decisions, in my humble opinion at least. Some friends and I took full advantage of that this past weekend; we packed up and headed south to a lake house we rented in down state Illinois. While our trip was hilariously short, probably 35 hours total including car rides, we managed to make every second seem worth it. The thrill of jumping in the crisp, semi-icky lake water never faded, the amazing 90’s throwback playlist never got old or redundant, and the company was some that I could be goofy and laugh with for infinite hours on end. The weekend just seemed to personify exactly what summer should be— full of beautiful places and beautiful people that both seem to just erase all the worry and stress that existed before. Maybe it was the sunshine, or maybe the endless amounts of chips that were consumed while there, but I returned home feeling more whole, more energized with something only summer can fulfill.
I think it was the sunshine.