The Long-Ago Dream.

This past weekend, Adrian and I went on a little staycation as an early birthday celebration. With him having so few weekends off, we wanted to squeeze it in before the end of summer hits and I go back to work.

I loved our little staycation. Actually, we loved it. We relaxed and had dinner and talked and watched the Olympics. And swam. A lot. Like four separate times in forty eight sun-soaked hours. I read a book on a lounge chair. I drank an iced coffee with my legs dangling in the water. I wore my big floppy hat. And new sunglasses, too.

I have waited all summer for this. When I was little, I loved swimming. Take us to a pool and my brother and I would stay in it until the very end. We were of I-can-swim-faster-than-yous and one-last-jumps. We loved every single opportunity we had to swim in a pool. And, I've found, I still very much do.

My dream as a kid was to have a house with an in-ground pool. Somewhere between quitting the swim team and becoming a far too serious adult, I forgot that dream.

Oh, but this weekend? The dream is back.

Afterall, you're never too old to dream a new dream. Or rather, to dream a dream you had forgotten you dreamt in a long-ago life.

What dreams have you forgotten, friends?
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10 comments:

  1. Cute pic, pem. I wish I spent the weekend next to a pool!!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Super jealous of all your pool time! I haven't been in a pool since our vacation last year, and that was at night. I've got to remember my swim suit when we take our long weekend trip this fall! Knowing this weather, it will easily be 80+ degrees.

    Ashley

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  3. i LOVE staycations! pool time looks amaze.

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  4. Love this! My favorite kind of vacations :)

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  5. Love this photos. I was just like you when I was little. I never joined a swim team but I should have! I am hoping we will have a pool at our next house.

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  7. I agree. I love that quote up above. Get that indoor pool girl :) I want a big floppy hat first then maybe I'll think about the pool.

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