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Poetry On the Odyssey: 'A Summer Between'

In this time she will be persistent, for she knows of a hope consistent.
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When the sunlight trickles through the cracks,
when the air is warm and heavy –
in this time she will be persistent,
for she knows of a hope consistent.
Cool nights and foggy mornings
And fond faces are her memories,
And even now it surely seems
Like every moment was a dream.
But she is grateful for this breath

for this day that is new,
and though different than days before,
her mind retreats to all in store.
With everything inside her,
with a strength that is above her,
she will live this season daily broken,
renewed by grace in words unspoken.
But she knows the truth,
that the days of June are fleeting,
and love will find its place here,
in her laugh and in her tears.
And even if her feet may falter,
One small step is progress,
And a sunrise soon, things will be better –
This in-between is not forever.
Cover Image Credit: Nubia Navarro, Pexels

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Doing Nothing All Summer Is Okay Too

It's okay to have no plans this summer.

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Summer seems to roll around faster and faster every year and the question that's always asked is"what are you doing this summer?" Some people love to answer this question, maybe they have a trip planned to backpack across Europe or have a 2-week vacation in the Bahamas. My point is, everyone seems to have these big summer plans. Some people spend the whole summer traveling and are never even home, but there are always gonna be some people who, like me, have absolutely no plans this summer.

Do I wish I was traveling across Europe or spending a few weeks in the Bahamas? Sure. But in reality, my summer plans include working 5 or 6 days a week. I'm not ashamed of this and I wouldn't say I'm jealous of those traveling because I'm still determined to make the best of my summer.

There is so much pressure everywhere on Instagram and Snapchat to post all the fun things you're doing and to capture the moment. This creates the pressure that you always have to be doing something fun or spontaneous.

Summer should be whatever you want it to be. If you want to spend every day at the beach, do it. If you want to spend every day in bed or at home, that's good too. We all have different definitions of fun.

Summer has just started and everyone should make the most of their summer in their own way. My friends and I always make a bucket list of all the things we want to do by the end of the summer. None of it involves traveling or much planning, it's just little things we can do when we get bored.

Don't feel jealous when you see other people traveling this summer. Make your own fun plans, make a bucket list, and make the most of every day this summer.

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