Yesha Callahan

The End of Another Summer

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Now that my tan lines are fading, it seems apropos that this mark the official end of my Summer. I feel like a reptile shedding an old skin and uncovering a new one. I won’t even try to make it out to be symbolic of something deeper, because chances are, if I would have listened to a certain pertain person and slathered sun screen on, instead of coconut oil, this wouldn’t have happened.

My summer took me to New Orleans, Ocean City and St. Thomas. I got to see some of my favorite musical artists up close & personal. I sat in the rain and watched “Earth, Wind & Fire Perform”. I got backstage access to some of the greatest hip-hop acts ever to exist. I celebrated my birthday in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and couldn’t have asked for a better travel partner. That person taught me that celebrating should be done in “rounds” and told me I needed to make sure that when I leave St. Thomas, to continue celebrating. I think at last count, I ended up at Round 8 and I know my liver hates me.

This summer brought about new friendships and unfortunately the ending of others. But I guess the old saying ‘out with the old in with the new’, is something that always rings true. I’ve learned that bending over backwards for people will only cause a strain on my back, and nothing more. A person can only bend but so much.

I’m definitely looking forward to the fall though. I was never a 90 degree temperature type of person, even though I was born in August. I love the crisp air of a fall morning and the changing of the leaves. I love a fall wardrobe of sweaters, scarves and boots. I’m looking forward to spending my first week in November in Phoenix, Arizona ‘working’, and I’m sure by then, it will be a much needed break.

For me to complain about my summer, would definitely seem ungrateful, but I’m far from that.  If I have to ‘out with the old’  and ‘in with the new’ with other things in my life, it will only be a good thing. As the Fall season brings atmospheric changes, I’m sure it will bring life changes as well. That’s a symbolic metaphor? Isn’t it?

Use the comment section to share some of the highlights of your summer, as we all say, “Good-bye, Summer ’09”

  1. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    Sounds like you had a good summer. I enjoyed mine too. I took a cruise to Nassau………it was rather nice and I will eventually go again……….some time.

    I love the summertime and I even enjoy the heat. It was a reasonably warm summer here in South Carolina, but not too hot.

    As much as I love the summer, I always look forward to the end of it; but not because of the heat……but because of college football.

  2. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    Football? So when does the season end? LOL..I'm not a fan..lol

  3. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    [[This summer brought about new friendships and unfortunately the ending of others. But I guess the old saying ‘out with the old in with the new’, is something that always rings true. I’ve learned that bending over backwards for people will only cause a strain on my back, and nothing more. A person can only bend but so much.]]

    This paragraph rings so true to me. The ending of certain friendships I had during the summer were completely unexpected..but the new friends I have makes turning over a new leaf well worth it. Thanks for this entry, it really hits home…

  4. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    It's always unexpected, isn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

  5. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    My summer was actually boring as hell.

  6. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    I went to Chicago and met a bunch of cousins for the first time. I didn't get on that overseas trip, but I did at least get my passport! WOot! Caribbean island, here I come! Maybe I'll go this winter….or maybe Australia…or maybe…more thinking to do, I guess.

  7. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    didn't u make a baby this summer?? how boring was that? lol

  8. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    I definitely would suggest St. Thomas! It's beautiful, but since you got the passport, might as well use it for a country where it's needed, so Australia would be my pick!

  9. September 7, 2009 - Reply

    Yup, I definitely love the fall clothes, I still love spring best just for the colors. My summer was okay, learned more about myself. I'm glad it's over though, time for a new season!

  10. September 8, 2009 - Reply

    Glad to hear you had a great time- you're making me vacation green. 🙂 Summer was quite uneventful for me, but I did gain a new sense of self; I'm getting more in tune with myself and the journey begins to a new me! Maybe by this time next year I'll be able to say I did a few things and went around a couple of new blocks!

  11. September 8, 2009 - Reply

    My summer was full of WEDDINGS….shoot 2009 is still full of them! But I did go to a beautiful beach in Belize to take my signature “Knees on the Beach” pose! 🙂

  12. September 9, 2009 - Reply

    Sounds like an eventful and fun summer….this summer I went to Seattle, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. I had plenty of great dinners with my friends and family, went to a good amount of weddings and/or bachelorette parties 🙂 I went to the beach quite often in LA…but its Cali so that not atypical. I renovated my room and worked on my dissertation……..can't wait to see what I get into and where I go next summer……..

  13. September 14, 2009 - Reply

    I'm glad you enjoyed your summer…but, I'm with you. I prefer Fall. It's so visually beautiful.

    You're like me…I was born in January…but I HATE winter. I can't stand to be cold. Oh, I love boots, too. 🙂

  14. September 14, 2009 - Reply

    I'm glad you enjoyed your summer…but, I'm with you. I prefer Fall. It's so visually beautiful.

    You're like me…I was born in January…but I HATE winter. I can't stand to be cold. Oh, I love boots, too. 🙂

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