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 :).