Monday, August 30

so long sweet summer.

Dear Summer,
In one word, I can't sum up what this summer was and what it meant for me. All I have to truly say is thank you.


Thank you for finally giving me what I for so long thought would never happen for me and wasn't supposed to be. A true, genuine adolescent summer that the movies and books portray as the pure youthful bliss not worth missing. The kind of summer that gets pictured and written on in quotes that get requoted on tumblr day after day. The kind of summer that leaves you so tired by nights end at three in the morning, you sleep in until noon in a dreamless slumber. The kind of summer where you are gone for hours and hours all day long letting each and every adventure come just like that: as it comes; a spontaneity that is only possible during those three precious months when you have no where and no place to be. Thank you for giving me a *perfect* stereotypical teenage dream of a summer so that I can say I know what 15 year olds mean when they say they're excited for summer by school years' end. Thank you for giving me a teenage dream so that I could move on and dream about an adults summer dream.

Thank you for finally making me completely and perfectly content with everything that is my life and everything in it. But mostly, for making me completely and perfectly content with myself. Thank you for making me happy with not only myself, but for making me happy with every relationship I have and who I am with others. We both know failing to be oneself has been our biggest downfall and I can say with certainly: this summer, we were completely in sync.


Thank you for restoring my faith that good things will come if you wait for it. The faith that if you're just yourself, you can get what you want.

Thank you for giving me a summer I can't forget and leaving me excited for fall. And for making me realize, summer doesn't have to exist just in summer. Thank you for reminding me that every day is what you make of it and can be as sunny as you choose :).

love always,
Maggie

32 comments:

Kimberellie said...

you are so sweet. What a lovely letter to summer. I ma SO glad that you have had such a great summer! One doesn't get too many summers like the one you have described in a life time!

If I have any advice for you Maggie dear, this is it: just keep at it. Not many young people realize that their youth should be enjoyed and not rushed through. So good on you!

ps. not a new camera, but thanks, because what it is is: stellar editing techniques. I am learning new tricks!

Nicole said...

This is such a great post, really. I'm so so happy you had such a perfect summer :)

~Abby~ said...

:)
I'm glad you had a good summer Maggs. (Haha my friends name is Maggie and I call her that.)

And thanks for sharing it with us. I really enjoyed it. I came to your blog with every post excited to see what pictures and words you had in store for us!
Love,
Abby

Zaia said...

I'm glad you're in peace with yourself, as cheesy as it sounds! i'm not there yet but you give me hope that its not because it doesnt happen when i think it sould that its not going to happen at all!
congrats also for your wonderful writing, really enjoyed it!
love, zaia
xx

Becca said...

Aw. I always so appreciate your enthusiasm for life, Maggey girl. Such emotion! I love it. SO contagious.

lovedfromthestart said...

This is such a sweet letter! I'm so glad you feel content with life, and more importantly yourself. =)

Nicole said...

I found your blog through Becca's comments. Oh my goodness, dear! I can totally feel you. I am a transfer student this fall to a new school and am re-living the college dorm experience. AH! Hang in there, girl! It really will get better once all the introductions, icebreakers, and small talk is over. Just keep on putting yourself out there!

Gracie said...

Oh I am so looking forward to summer in Australia. You should come here and celebrate summer all over again!

Bea said...

This is so wonderful. It's so great to read how comfortable you are with yourself. You sound ready to tackle college :) Glad you had such a happy summer, Maggie!

Bea from A plus B

simplyhope said...

Lucky you on having an AMAZING summer! Love this post:)

Alex said...

awwww I loved this :') It's really beautiful

SMASH said...

So good, love this post :)

xx

MILK TEETHS

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

How adorable! And the first photo really is the epitome of beautiful summer bliss.

Amber Rose said...

You have such a wonderful enthusiasm for life and summer.. It's inspiring to read about. And these photos are amazing, lovely, stunning, breathtaking... :)

Catherine said...

This post really did make me smile... and almost made my tear up a little because it's essentially over.

This summer has been one of my bests, as well. There's nothing that's quite as satisfying as living one's life and enjoying it in the moment :) I have a hard time thinking about life "after summer" since cold weather has adverse effects on my mood/etc... but there's an attitude that accompanies summer that's transferable to other seasons as well.

Rio said...

What a great post! And don't worry... you don't have to start having grown up summers until after college, or at least that's what I tell myself! ;)
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

Bri said...

this post is so refreshing! you're wonderful personality truly shines through your blog (no one can fake that).

looking forward to reading some college adventures! : )

Kelly said...

So sweet, Maggie.
I hope that you love college as much as I do! I'm a senior this year... trust me, it flies by. Suck all the good out of it that you can, and forget the bad. I can't wait to hear some of your stories :)

KT said...

That first picture is stunning and totally makes me sad the summer is ending. - Katy http://modlychic.blogspot.com/

Lena said...

Great post there girl! Such an amazing farewell to the summer that goes away...!

Have fun, Lena!

styleloverlena.blogspot.com

Kakes said...

That was so powerful, sweet and meaningful. Your pictures are so cute! I hope you have a wonderful time at college

Kakes said...

I hope you don't mind if I do a Dear Summer letter as well, even though I was planning to before i saw yours!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful ode to summer!

bravegrrl said...

that first photo is amazing!

Panda said...

Looks like fun :D the best part of summer is spending so many fun times with friends! I'm so sorry for the long long long wait but I'm back - and posting :) Sorry for the long wait as well, but thank you for your lovely comment! Panda xx

layia said...

I'm glad you had a blast! As for me, I don't think I can sum up my summer. I easily forget things. Anyways, you asked what html tutorials I use; I only found this one yesterday but it's been most helpful especially with margins and padding: http://www.html.net/tutorials/CSS/.
The other one is http://www.mountaindragon.com/html/iso.htm. The rest that I need help with I just google. I'm not making a savy website, just a simple looking one so I don't really have to learn that much html. I just do a lot of tweaking.

Delightfully Tacky said...

I'll probably be coming through spokane around the end of September. I might be there for a bit because I'm planning on trying to do some prints at my old school's printshop.

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

What a beautiful post. I love that first photo, it's gorgeous.

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

What a beautiful post. I love that first photo, it's gorgeous.

Cheyne said...

Aw Maggie, I'm glad your summer was wonderful. This past one was also the best one of my entire history of summers. Life changing. (:

Cheyne.

Bree said...

lovely :)

http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

Spence. said...

Oh this is a beautiful post! I'm so glad you had a summer like that, I'm pretty jealous 'cuz my summer's been rather boring...

I've got to say such a HUGE thankyou 'cuz you left a comment on my blog a while ago and I'm really slow at replying, but it absolutely made my day! It was so sweet of you, so thanks a billion!

Sincerely Spence.
x