Summer weather makes me feel like I’m ready to come out of hibernation and live my best life. It makes this introvert wanna be social, explore the city, meet new people and have new experiences. And if I could, I’d spend the majority of my workday outside; stationing myself under a tree in Fort Greene park to teach Pilates on Zoom. In between sessions I’d indulge in one of my favorite hobbies; people-watching while making up their backstories. Or revisiting my urge to spin poi again.
The Summer heat puts the fire under my booty, too, giving me the “oomph” I need to get after my dreams. I allow my mind to roam freely and explore the seemingly impossible. I live under the spell of my big audacious dreams and suddenly feel more creative – like anything is possible. Ideas begin to germinate and growth feels imminent.
But sometimes I submit to the humidity and turn into a lethargic pile of mush on my couch; drowning my insides with water while binging my favorite podcasts or TV shows. Doing absolutely nothing feels good too. After all, Summers are made for vacations. Or at the very least, aimlessness in the comfort of your air conditioned home.