Holy wow, it's been a while, hasn't it? I was even joking with my sister, who has a blog she actually updates regularly, that blogging is not my thing. But writing definitely IS my thing, so I'm going to keep this little website in my back pocket for whenever I need or want it. It's been with me through a whole heck of a lot.
So it's the end of May, you guys!! Isn't that...crazy? I feel like time is always flying by so fast. I'm getting sick of saying "I can't believe it's *insert month here*", but I can't! So anyway, SUMMER. I have always loved the summer months. Even after I graduated and became an ~adult~ there was just something about this time of year that put a tingle of possibility in my bones. Growing up, summer meant being in a production, or at musical theatre camp, or going on a fun trip. It meant new friends and new places and dreams as big as the sky over the arboretum. My favorite memories are summers. Living in the musical theatre bubble of GSA, spending twelve hours a day at Lexington Children's Theatre, performing Rent or Hair or Once on this Island, moving to St. Pete and doing The Burnt Part Boys.
Around this time of year I get an itch. It's the feeling that something BIG is about to happen, and I know that it's just my body saying "heyyyyy you're about to do a project or go on a trip" even when it's not actually the case anymore (adulthood, am I right?). So I guess my challenge to myself, and to all of you, is to USE that itch. That summery restless feeling where our fingers and toes tell us that school is out, time to do something that we could write a YA novel about, but our brains know that we're still going to have to get up for work every day. Use it to pick up an old hobby, or go to the beach, or go on a day trip, or spend a Saturday reading adventure novels. Or...you know...actually do something crazy. Realize that dream you've been thinking about all winter. It's summer, after all.