Crazy how July has already elbowed its way in the full glory of summer, and I still haven’t finished unboxing completely the things I got in June. I guess it’s time to pour out a glass of cold lemonade, cue up an uplifting playlist on the sound system and get to work writing.
It was in the early days of summer, while I was taking one of my long walks on the beach, when I realized that freedom and the ocean go hand in hand.
Growing up I was never that confident, popular and effortlessly cool kid. As a matter a fact, I was quite the opposite. I was constantly bullied and made fun of because I wasn’t fitting in. The music I liked, my hobbies and interests were a strange and diverse combo – a cornucopia of styles stuffed in an ever curious mind.
I will never forget the day when I was four (or maybe five?) and I was crying on the ground with a scraped knee and my legs in pain, and thinking with my feeble brain “that’s it, I will never play outside ever again”, when suddenly a silhouette shadowed the blazing summer Sun and scooped me off in its protective arms, taking me back inside the house, where everything was cozy and safe, to patch up my knee with band aids and gauze.
Indulging in a fresh Kalicious Smoothie from Whole Foods is one of my favorite things when I need a quick boost of energy in the morning. But the truth is that I'm not always in the mood the put clothes on, hop in the car and make a trip to the store. Especially when all ...