30 August 2016

summer's end

It rained this weekend for the first time in what felt like months. The heat of the summer lifted as the clouds gathered in the sky, and they opened up with the sweet release of cool raindrops.

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I honestly don't think anything makes me happier than the feeling of cozy contentment that a rainy day brings.

Life gets slower and calmer, and everything is more peaceful.

I know a lot of people don't share the love of rain like I do, but growing up in the pacific northwest, or the "wet coast" as we jokingly call it, rain just feels like home to me.

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School is starting soon. I can't decide whether or not I'm excited for it yet. I'm looking forward to getting back into a more steady routine, but I'm not quite sure that I'm ready for the brain burnout that is bound to ensue after only a two month break.

But with school comes less time at work, and after a summer full of 50-70 hour weeks, that'll be a big old breath of fresh air. 

Despite the crazy long work weeks, this summer has been a pretty good one.

It was filled with lake days with Madi, nights out with friends, a trip to California (which I'll post about soon!), a quick trip back home to catch up with old friends, and a couple of trips to Vancouver to visit my mom.

Not to mention all those hours I got to spend out in the sun while nannying.

Although I'm a little sad to see it go, I'm also really excited for the new season in store for us and the excitement that a new semester brings.

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Watching the sunset from Mount Tolmie, I felt really, really alive in this moment

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Drinks with Madi and Jessie at the PI

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It's been such a sweet first summer living with my best friend

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Girls night with Madi, Jessie, and Laura

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Roomie selfies on our way out the door one evening

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A spontaneous dip in the sea before I left town

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Watching a farmer bail his hay at sunset before blackberry picking

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Early birthday lunch with Grandma and Kasey at Milestones

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Farewell, summer 2016, thanks for the memories.