There's something magic about summer even though I haven't been in school for years. That special vacation feeling stays even though my work schedule is that same as the rest of the year. I think the summer vacation of when we were kids sets us up to see summer as a "something else" season. I don't particularly like summer weather--I'm more of a frigid winter person--but when spring breaks open and I shift my run earlier, it feels stupidly exciting.
But now that I'm not a student, I realize how easy it is for summer to blend into fall without anything new happening. I read somewhere that "adventures make a summer." But the older I get, the more I find that I have to make the adventures in order to have the adventures that make my summer. Whether is only an afternoon thing of going to the movies or whether it's a trip or project spanning loads of weeks, make the effort to do something extraordinary. Let's keep summer. There's still a little time--I think September will be warm.