It’s August first and, as Kym reminded us the other day, it’s the last full month of summer. Thinking about that makes me feel a little wistful but I’m determined to not give in to the summer blues. Instead, I’m going to make the most of this last month and today I am sharing Three Things I’m Saying YES To Right Now that will help me make the most of August.
- Going sleeveless. I have a . . . thing . . . about my upper arms. They are most certainly not toned and they kind of . . . flap about a bit. Because of this I tend to avoid sleeveless tops and dresses. This is unfortunate because (1) I wind up with some awkward tan lines because I drive around the convertible so much and (2) it’s been very hot and sticky and sleeveless is surely the way to go. So, I’m going to cast aside my shame and fear and just GO SLEEVELESS whenever I want for the month of August.
- Getting in the water. I didn’t intend to write a post about body shame but when it comes to wearing a bathing suit I’m definitely self-conscious. It’s stupid and I don’t like feeling that way and I have to remember that the only one judging me is, well, me. Often what happens is I get to the beach and I sit down in my chair and I don’t get up and walk around, figuring that way no one is looking at me. But guess what? Doing that isn’t nearly as fun as going for a walk on the beach or going swimming. I read something the other day that said, “you want a bikini body? Put on a bikini. Now you have a bikini body.” I certainly won’t be sporting a bikini but I vow for the month of August that I am going to say YES to getting in the water!
- Enjoying it all! Seriously, I want to eat ice cream and lobster, drink rosé and listen to music on the deck, vacation on Cape Cod and read on the beach, drive in the convertible and all of the other things that will (sob) go away when the cold weather arrives. I intend to relish every bit of summer that’s left, just watch me!
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