After about a day of spring-y weather, the beginning of a long summer is here. There is sun, and there is a lot of it. There are people out in the street during the days and evenings, but quietly and cooly tucked away at home during the siesta, when it’s just too unbearable to be outside. There’s life everywhere, and a little buzz of excitement as the days continue to grow a little bit longer and a lot hotter.
So far, this little patch of summer has brought warm nights and drinks outside. It’s brought picnic plans and and mint and pesto potato salad. It’s brought life back into the streets and visitors from home. It’s brought a different little festival each week here in Córdoba, and it’s brought happiness and smiles and laughs and thoughts and dreams for the following year.
It’s also brought a little beach day escape.
Sometimes, it’s important to remember to stop for a minute and let yourself breathe. Sometimes that entails canceling all of your classes for the day, hopping on a train to Málaga and laying on the beach all day to lazily drink beer and laugh, only getting up to run into the freezing Mediterranean and feel alive.
Cheers to the beginning of summer and a month full of fesitvals. Cheers to realizing it’s okay to play hooky once in a while and let yourself feel free on a sunny beach. Cheers to fresh fish and cold beer, to warm nights and beautiful mornings. Cheers to the school year winding down and to haphazardly planning the future ahead.