Thursday, March 30, 2023

Farewell to Summer 2018

You know what ‘Gets Me Going’, Summer-time. 

I love everything about it.  It’s a high-energy season and there is so much more to do in comparison to other seasons.  Summer is sexy!  Everyone looks their best and the outdoor activities are endless.  From amusement parks to beaches and let’s not forget grilling!  Summer nights are charming and memorable; I’ve had some great summers and look forward to this time every year. 

As we bring this year’s summer to a halt, I slowly get a bit depressed as the time draws near.  Looking for solace, I decided to prepare this as my ode to 2018’s grandest season.  Farewell to the longer days and time saved by not having to warm my vehicle up.  Farewell to less clothes and hello to rushing to get from place to place to avoid the piercing cold.  Farewell to parking far away from your destination to enjoy a stroll and meandering around the workplace during your lunch-break.    

I sit, gazing at the sun as it begins to set.  Knowing that the northern hemisphere is drifting further away from the sun day by day, I begin to mentally prepare myself for the gloomy cold weather.  Plans for my next 2 vacations are booked and the countdown begins.  My Busch Gardens pass is only good now for Howl-o-Scream, and the ocean, although beautiful, it’s a bit too windy for my liking now.  No more summer hair and bike riding through various trails.  No more great avocado dishes and reasonably priced avocados.  No more flip-flops and open sandals (I hate socks).  No more driving with the window down to feel that warm breeze that provides a free spirited whimsical notion that only summer can give. 

On the eve of September 21st, I will play the nostalgic sounds of Sir Will Smith singing ‘Summer-time’ while cooking a few burgers on the grill and sipping a strawberry margarita in my flip-flops.  I’ll take a long bicycle ride on the boardwalk and stop to watch the sunset one last time for the season that has my heart.  Adieu summer, until we meet again.

This has been another rendition of what ‘Gets Me Going’.   Thanks for tuning in.  Cheers!

Trina Davenport, a Baltimore native, has been writing for over a decade and has an array of multiple talents.  She holds a wealth of knowledge regarding media and loves to express herself through writing as well as a podcast she and her brother host.  Trina’s background includes an IT degree as well as holding a four-year position as Vice President for a Baltimore Non-Profit.  She also has a business called Vino Visuals that creates fine art using wine corks.  She is thrilled to be a part of the OutWire family.

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