One of these days summer will come. I’m not talking about the heat; I’m talking about the time. Summer is the season I have been holding out for in the crazy March, April, May, saying, “During summer, I will finally get to this or that.” I had a list of goals: learn how to sew better, develop materials for an English curriculum, refresh my Arabic, houseclean, and other noble goals like that.
It’s July, but I’m still waiting, thinking that summer and its abundance of time must begin soon.
In the meantime, life is full. Full of time with friends. Visits. Meeting new babies, both here and via WhatsApp. Appointments. Meetings. And even a chance to be a witness for my friend’s paperwork-only wedding at the mosque.
Maybe I need to redefine “summer.” Instead of labeling it as “extra time,” I should just label it as “life.” “Life” is a more realistic expectation anyway.
Life and smelly summer laundry.
2 thoughts on “When will summer come?”
I recently told someone that I feel like I’m waiting for life to slow down so that I have time to really focus and become who I’m supposed to be, but I’m realizing that maybe I’m supposed to be who I’m supposed to be in the midst of the madness…
I think you’re right. Trials and stress are often when we show our true (and often less-lovely) selves.