Summer 2013, you're far behind us, now.
I miss you, but I won't mourn you. Time is meant to flow.
Our challenge is to flow with it.
A new season is here, with a whole new set of joys.
But I loved you, Summer '13.
I loved you in a new, beautiful way.
And I can't help but look back...
Back at the pretty... because I never, ever, want to forget.
I never enjoyed summer, until I moved to my lil lakehouse.
And then, I never loved summer, until I married my husband.
If I had to choose just a few pics to epitomize my summer...
and that'd be hard, because in truth, I snapped a lot of pics this past summa-time...
But if I had to choose... it would be these. These few pics...
Have a look, darling.
I was on my game, nutritionally, holistically, spiritually, romantically, sexually, creatively and personally. I was in a time of power, and I knew it... June, 2013
This food epitomizes my eating plan, this past summer.
The occasional brown-rice pasta was as crazy as it got; flour and sugar were non-existant. I felt clean, alive, and pure. I was at the top of my nutrition and fitness game, and it showed... June, 2013
At the time these pics were taken (just under three months ago), I found it hard to believe that I never felt this strong and empowered, not even in my twenties or early thirties... Just goes to show that no, age is not just a number (let's get real; stop the childish phrases; it's SO MUCH MORE than a number), but with age comes discernment, wisdom, confidence, ability and strength. I created my own #PGfit workout routine, and others began to follow. Knowing other girls were doing my daily workouts and getting results, felt amazing. So much so, it put me in a near perpetual prayerful state... I was awake, alive, conscious and grateful. July, 2013
And then.... when things couldn't get much better, I married this guy.
On the beach. On our beach. At our lil lakehouse.
That lakehouse is soon to go under renovation, and I seriously can't wait!
But at the time, the temporary overhaul we gave it, made it more charming than I even imagined... and our wedding evening and night, were just perfect.
And then... I found myself here. HERE.
A place I'd literally dreamed of for more than half my life.
It claimed me as its' own, and is forever a part of my soul...
We took the pic below on our last night in the OBX.
Look at it. Can you see the sunset dazzling off the ocean, behind us?
Can you see the wind in my hair? It was incredible, just incredible.
Such a beautiful highlight to my summer...
The adventure continues.
Farewell, Summer '13.
I loved you; I really did.
You made Summer '12 seem starter at best, and Summer '11 a mere stepping stone.
I'll never forget you. No, not ever.
But it's time to move on, now...
Autumn leaves are calling.