During the winter, we all hate the weather. It's cold, it's snowy, and we have to wear heavy jackets. By the time we hit February, we are so ready for summer it hurts. If you're anything like me, you crave the summer heat and sand between your toes. You want it to be June through August forever. Here are some reasons why I love summer.

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
― Charles Bowden

1. The beach

Walking on sand & watching the waves has an extremely calming effect on me and surely one of the top reasons I love beach life. In that very moment, just looking over the waves, I seldom forget everything and just savor the moment. And let's not forget about the sunsets!

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2. School is over

Now that the exams are done, you can wake up at 2pm and nobody will blame you for that.

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3. Pool time

It’s perfect for every swimming personality, whether you’re a social swimmer who loves a swim and a gossip with friends or a solitary swimmer who prefers to switch off and swim solo.

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4. Travelling

People may travel to learn something specific: a new language, a new cuisine, aspects of a different culture, or a deeper appreciation of faith or spirituality. As a bonus, they’ll take away more than their specific goal. They’ll discover totally different ways of doing things. They’ll also gain awareness of new customs, cultures, people and places. Summer is the season when you can experience all of that.

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5. Summer fashion

No more heavy winter jackets. Just dresses, skirts and tank tops!

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6. Going out

Now you can spend all your days with your besties going shopping, taking pictures and get tan lines together. You have so much free time that sleepovers are an usual thing.

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7. Ice cream

Rather than fussing over what to eat for dessert, just bring out the ice cream. Everyone loves a good scoop of their favorite flavors. Its simple to make and serve, making it the perfect treat for families, parties, and other events.

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8. Summer Music Festivals

In Romania are two big music festivals: Neversea and Untold. The most important reason of a music festival is of course, the music. With music’s ability to reach the hearts of so many people simultaneously, getting us to groove and sway, creating a personal connection between the ourselves and the music, there is no doubt that music has the ability to draw anyone in for a four day music-packed adventure.

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9. Smoothies

hey’re refreshing. You know those hot, hot days when you don’t really want to eat, but you’re still hungry? Smoothies are the perfect food for those times’cool and refreshing, yet still filling.

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10. Twinkle lights

Because they're shining and look good in photos. (#instagramfeed)

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11. Waterparks

Swimming may be healthy, but most people don’t look forward to the water park just to get in their daily laps. In fact, water parks provide a completely different thrill usually discouraged at local community pools: splashing. Splash your friends, splash some strangers — everyone goes to the water park to get wet, so going crazy is totally appropriate.

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12. Being free

No more school, no more stress, no more exams.

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