August. How can a month with so many high points be a month I tire of before it ends? I mean, this month had a beer festival, a half marathon, and my birthday, for goodness’ sake! Yet, every.single.year. I’m in the same mental place by the end of the month.
I swear I suffer from reverse seasonal affective disorder. The heat and humidity have just flat out worn me down (and this hasn’t even been that hot of a summer). The back to school stress (Seriously, the only Latin class is at the same time as orchestra? Really?), the summer of juggling work and children and travel, the bizarre sleep schedules, the not enough running etc. It all adds up to DONE. I’m struggling with my weight, my running sucks, and I’m eating too much crap.
But you know what? The beauty of having a blog is that I know I’ve felt this exact same way by the last week of August every.single.year. So, I’ll just hang on and know that this too shall pass and we’ll head into my favorite season of the year.
20 thoughts on “Deja vu all over again”
I’m a new reader but felt like now would be a good time to comment. I feel the SAME way about summer. In my case, I look forward to it all year long since Ohio’s winters have become increasingly colder and snowier. Then when it arrives, I end up gaining weight (thanks, patio season + happy hour), running less or slower, and feeling worn out from the heat.
Just as I was looking forward to cooler weather, flannel, and sleeping with the windows open, we ramped up to high 80s/low 90s here. Ugh.
Let’s hope that we don’t have any Indian summer-like weather!
Oh, I hear you, girl! This was a wicked hard winter this past winter and the summer hasn’t been as bad as some, but I’m still so over it. And, OMG, I’m so slow when it’s hot! Welcome!
Hang in there, it’s almost over! I definitely hear from a lot of parents that the Summer is difficult with the lack of routine for the kids and all the other things that are going on. It’s great that you were able to look back at last year and have hope that this will pass 🙂
Yeah, it’s my usual August funk. Remind me of this in June when I’m ready to be done with school and schedules LOL.
you and me both!!! that image is killing me right now!
Yes since moving to Florida by the end of summer I’m just done, over it, over everything sweaty. 🙂 I need fall though let’s be honest temp here won’t change til like December!
I could never live in Florida. I barely survive in Virginia…
Yes, I am so ready for fall. Is it here yet?
How about now?
Yes! Right there with you.
I hope you love September! It’s my favorite month. It’s the start of fall, and my birthday!
September is often nice here, but October is the best month. Cool, beautiful leaves, and both boys were born in October.
This time of year can be stressful for everyone with kids. Hang in there :0
I’m just so tired of trying to figure out what to do with them each day. And I’m unmotivated to run when it’s hot out.
I love fall too, though it’s not quite the same down here. I’m not a big heat and humidity fan either, but it’s probably because of my northern routes. Good news, the month ends in a few days!
Kids start school on the 2nd this year. I’m so ready to be on a schedule again. And fall is beautiful in Virginia.
I’m ready for my son to go back to college so I can sleep through the night again. 😉
Ha! At least my kids are sleeping for 12 hours every night, so I’m getting plenty of sleep.
Awww!! We need a happy hour to cure this! 🙂
Yes, we do! I’ve not seen enough of my friends this summer.
As much as I’m happy for you that it’s going to start to cool there, I’m sad for me that I’m going to have to deal with that same heat and humidity. Spring this week and they’re already predicting a 29C day. Ughh!
Yeah, I get that.