It's officially summer - well, at least meteorologically.
Here in Austria it's been terribly hot over the past two days and I am already heaving with exhaustion under the burning sun. I know most people smile broadly once summer commences and can't get enough of the sun, the heat and the atmosphere. Well, I am going to tell you a secret which might make you think I'm odd.
I hate summer.
I know...I know...how can you? It's the best season all year? etc, etc, etc...
Yes, I am aware of all that, but it doesn't change my mind. First of all, I attended Montessori school Innsbruck and I loved going to school, so the summer break wasn't such a great thing for me. Secondly, the heat is unbearable and anything beyond 25 degrees makes me cry inwardly (and outwardly too two summers ago when I nearly had a nervous breakdown due to the summer heat and the impossibility to escape that heat in any way). I am fair-skinned and blonde, so not such good skin condition for merciless summer heat and, above all that, I have to work through this summer, which means I cannot even flee to my parents' cooler house with the pool and the grill all the time.
I don't know when this aversion against summer started, as I can recall that I liked summer as a kid; however, as a kid I would roam the cool woods, playing all day and we would drive to lakes nearly every day. Now, it's just that you have to get all your chores accomplished somehow but with 35 degrees burning down your neck - not so much fun.
My favourite season ever is autumn. I LOVE autumn. It is still warm enough to not wrap yourself up in the warmest items you've got, but cool enough to hide all the body parts you don't want to display. In autumn, I look so much better, as my makeup - not disturbed by sweat and water - stays fixed on my translucent skin, my cellulite are perfectly wrapped up in right jeans and my slightly wobbly upper arms are concealed by a beautiful long-sleeved louse. See, much better. Additionally, I love cosy clothes like jumpers, scarves and woolly hats, so autumn is perfect for me.
I'm not saying there aren't nice aspects of summer, there are. Barbecuing, for instance. If I was able to spend all summer in an air-conditioned villa next to a pool and everyone else would do my chores, I would probably love it. Yesterday, for instance, we went swimming in a lake in Tyrol and it was great. The brutal heat was much more bearable, still, I had a headache at the end of the day from too much sun exposure and my skin was itchy and rashy. Summer and me, we just don't work and never will, but hey, it's only three more months to bear and we're back to autumn again...
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