Everyone seems to have been raving over the past few weeks about how great the summer is, and while I am happy the sunshine is making an appearance, and it is much better than the depths of winter, there are loads of things I don’t really like about summer.
I can’t get comfortable in bed
I love to snuggle under the duvet but in the summer it’s goodbye snuggly duvet and hello constant tossing and turning to find an angle where you don’t boil like a fly under a magnifying glass. I think maybe I’ll open the window but no then there’s noise from the roads outside or bugs gets in. Maybe I’ll use a fan but no it’s too noisy. There’s no win solution to this.
You shouldn’t wear black
Black is pretty much a large staple of my wardrobe from black jeans to black tops and cardigans but when the weather gets warmer I get asked on constant occasions ‘aren’t you hot in that?’ just because I’m still in black. I don’t like a lot of colour and I don’t suit it so let’s just get ready to sizzle on the odd occasions that the sun is hot enough. This leads me onto my next point….
Dressing for summer is hard
I don’t really care what others think but I personally don’t like the way the tops of my arms or legs look so tend to cover them up which can be pretty tricky in summer. No, I don’t wear shorts, I’ll opt for cut off jeans or below knee length ones. If I wear a vest/ short sleeved top I will wear a kimono or some form of jacket to cover my arms. And no I don’t tend to go bare legged (come on chaffing isn’t pleasant) and will opt for thin tights. It’s bloody hard to dress for the sunshine when you’re used to layers and warm clothing.
I lose all sense of what time it is because it’s always light
Now I do love that it is lighter and I come out of work when the sun is still shining but I tend to lose all sense of time during the summer, esp those days when it’s 9pm and still light outside. My entire body clock is so rubbish as it is that when I lose sense of time I could well be eating dinner at 10pm and heading to bed past midnight.
The whole world decides it needs to be outside
Now I’m not a social hermit, I love going out and seeing friends/ doing things but sometimes it’s nice to stay in. After a long day of work in the Winter I’d change in my PJ’s and watch a movie snuggled up on the sofa, yet in the summer everyone wants to do something like heading to the park, BBQ’s, pub gardens, you name it. Yes these things are all fun but not every single flipping day of sunshine.
I’m reminded how badly I am doing with dieting
With less layers to hide behind and more flesh on show, the summer is the time that I am reminded that my diet isn’t going well, I am not the body shape I want to be and I’m just not happy. I diet and want to lose weight for myself, not for anyone else, or to what my ‘body ideal’ should be. About three years ago I lost four stone and felt so great about myself and looked the best I ever had but since then I’ve put it all back on and I know I can get back but it’s proving a lot harder than I thought.
Is summer your favourite season?