I know it's only August 31st and summer isn't offically over yet. But as I was driving home from work tonight, I couldn't help but notice it's not too far off. The temperature is finally begining to drop (at least a little), and the leaves are already starting to change. It's going to be a beautiful fall. I've always been a huge fan of summer. I think mostly because it meant no school, and of course, my birthday. What's not fun about those two very important things to a little kid? But in recent years I've definitely learned to embrace the fall. It's a season of change...and for the last few years, that's definitely held true in my life. I moved to Nashville in the fall of 2005. It's hard to believe that it was almost two years ago. It was definitely a change I welcomed with open arms. But last August, I had to accept an even bigger change in my life...the loss of my father. I don't really think it's something that you ever really "get used to," but rather it becomes a huge part of who you are, and who you become.
As much as I want to hold on to the summer, I really think I'm ready to accept the changes that the fall will bring. Last week, I signed a contract on a condo and will hopefully be closing at the end of September. I'm excited about starting a new adventure and a new chapter in my life...even if it means no concerts, Starbucks, or fun...
But at least for the weekend, I'm going to try to send the summer off with a proper farewell...
Feel free to comment with your own summer favorites...
My itunes playlist - Summer Celebration
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Kokomo - The Beach Boys
Summertime - Bon Jovi
Holiday In The Sun - Weezer
Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Rockin' The Suburbs - Ben Folds
Summertime Blues - The Beach Boys
Holiday - Madonna
Summer Girls - LFO
Rollin' In My 5.0 - Vanilla Ice
Cruel Summer - Bananarama
Back Where I Come From - Kenny Chesney
Brighter Than Sunshine - Aqualung
Summertime - Josh Rouse
California - Phantom Planet
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Copa Cabana - Barry Manilow
Crusin' - Smokey Robinson
Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys