Technically we have another 21 days of Summer left, but once September hits it's just not the same. The weather has already changed drastically, and practically overnight. Although, this year the change was welcomed. Our normally lush and green state really needs a break from the heat. I took most of these photos on mini road trips just before the wildfires got really bad. I can't help but worry about that little deer, that little chipmunk and all their forest friends. I hope they're finding solace in the rain and cooler temperatures.
Wildfires aside, I had every intention to make this Summer a beautiful one. I'm happy to report that it didn't fall short in the slightest. Another season's worth of warm weathered memories.
More than ever, I realize how valuable time is. It's arguably one of the most valuable things. Sometime in the last six months I lost sight of all the things I want to do, learn and explore. I simply didn't have the time. Sure, making a living is obviously a big part of life, but I don't want it at the forefront of my life. Some people are all about their career, and that's great. It's a large part of who they are and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I'm just not that person.
I must of had some good karma coming my way because I was given the opportunity to rearrange my work schedule. I am going to have so much more time. I'm lucky to work for and with people who want me to be happy. Small companies definitely have their perks.
With my new time I want to:
+ Practice my photography
+ Try a hand at jewelry making
+ Organize! (that means you, receipt drawer)
+ Be a budget queen
+ Make meals with fresh ingredients
+ Reimagine Fern and Fostered
+ Go on so many walks
+ Take weekend trips
+ Learn how to write again (seriously, I think I forgot how)
+ Hang out with my mom
+ Study aromatherapy and perfumery
+ See my friends as much as I used to
+ Act on a whim!
Seeing Friday Harbor's fireworks from the ferry has been my favorite firework viewing to date. The timing was perfect and completely unplanned. The ferry just started to pull out of the harbor when we were cozied up on the deck outside and heard the first pop, pop, pop. We ran to the back of the boat and watched as they got smaller and smaller in the distance.