If you look back at each blog post of the 5 years I’ve been blogging, each year I’ve said the same thing, THIS is going to be the best summer ever.
Now it’s one thing saying it, but doing it is completely different thing. I’m only starting to realise now how I hadn’t felt myself for a long time, I was stuck in a comfortable rut and was not willing to even bother trying anything new. I guess I was exhausted and miserable that it just diminished any enthusiasm I had left. When I say I felt like a person living inside a person that wasn’t me, that’s exactly how it’s been, and I’m only recognising that now.
Everything has been tied down to my old job. I used to be too scared to drive too far out of Plymouth because I was scared of country lanes, but I never tried. I only swam twice during the weekdays because I felt too tired else (I was actually mentally exhausted), most weekends were spent at home because I was mentally and physically exhausted. ALL of that has changed.
With my new found enthusiasm and can do attitude that has been absent for the last 3 years, I want to get the best out of the summer, and it certainly doesn’t involve waiting for every weekend to come around anymore. YAY.
I’m Going On A Cruise!
This is honestly the first time that a summer holiday is rolling around and I’m not avidly scratching the days off my hand. I don’t feel like I need or want to go away, it’s the strangest feeling I’ve ever encountered. However, I am incredibly excited for some sunshine and getting back on a cruise. This time we’re sailing with P&O, starting and ending in Malta. The cruise life is a vibe, and you’ll find me on the New In section on ASOS every evening until I leave.
My fave part about holidays is the thinking time, and I know it’s going to help me nurture so many ideas I have in the pipeline and make me feel like 10 times the person I was back in January.
I’m gonna be Vlogging and snapping the absolute s*** out of it too, OBV.
Breakwater Swim – August
If you’ve followed me for a while on here you’ll know I set myself up for my biggest challenge 2 years ago which was a 2.2 mile open water swim in Plymouth, yikes.
I guess I loved it so much that I decided to do it again. Swimming is my absolute life, it has always been there for me and the enjoyment I get out of waking up at 6am and smashing a 2 mile swim before my working day is honestly the best.
So this time around I know more about what to expect, but I’m still petrified of what’s beneath me! I’ll be vlogging the whole thing again, I vlogged it 2 years ago too if you fancy seeing how it went.
I am a real water baby and the fact that I’m lucky enough to literally live on the sea + hopeful sunshine this summer means I really want to do the things I said I would last year. That’s kayaking to Drakes Island and trying not to get caught for trespassing, paddle boarding, swimming in the sea (I kinda gotta^^^) and hitting up Adrenalin Quarry which looks like the absolute bees knees.
Learn How To Ride A Bike
O-M-G, I’ve lost count of the times this has been on my bucket lists in the last year alone. It’s gonna happen one weekend in the next 2 months. I’m gonna make it happen.
I can’t quite get my head around how you balance on them as lol, only ever ridden one when I was 5 with stabilisers. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Make The Most of The Light Evenings
Not gonna lie, still finding it hard trying to adjust to getting into my PJS at 7pm in broad daylight.
I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel guilty staying in on light and sunny evenings, coronation street can wait until catch up so I really want to make the most of evenings to see my friends, head to the beach for a walk and ice creams and have a drink al fresco, because I can.
I want to soak up every last second of the warmth and light this summer, and for once, truly enjoy every second without a cloud of worry and desperation following me around.
There is also something else SUPER exciting happening in the next 2 months which will honestly make it the best summer ever, it’s something I have waited for for absolutely ages, and it really is going to complete things for me. I’m certainly not going to jinx things, but I’ll definitely be sharing the news when it does happen!
Summer, I think you’re going to be great.
What are your plans for the summer?