Thoughts on Being a Homebody During the Summertime
June 3, 2023
Summertime is always a great time to get out of the house and do something fun. In colder climates, it is the best time of the year to get out of the house and enjoy warmer temperatures. In warmer climates, such as where I live, it is not so fun. For the people who live in the area where I live, summertime, especially in June, it is the worse time to be outside. It is the time when temperatures will reach well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. All kinds of problems can arise from being outside these types of temperatures including heat stroke.
This is why so many people like to travel. We like to travel to the mountains North of where I live. There is where the temperatures are cooler. Other favorite places to travel include California and Nevada. If you can’t travel, you need to work around these hot temperatures when you go out or just stay home.
This summer, it looks like I will be staying home. Again.
Last year, I had multiple vehicle problems that forced me to stay home more than I planned on. I had plans to travel to the mountains with my new vehicle, but when my vehicle broke down I couldn’t travel anywhere anymore. I was without my vehicle for ten months, which drove me crazy. There were so many things I wanted to do or go that I couldn’t! I either had to borrow a vehicle or ask for someone to drive me.
This year, I knew I would possibly be staying home more often than traveling. I still want to do some traveling, but I know I will be limited this year. There are many reason why this is, but none of them are things I want to talk about online. Thankfully, none of them are my vehicle’s fault!
I had a really hard time earlier this year due to the fact I was a homebody for as long as I was. I live in a rural area and my friends live far away, so walking to their house to see them isn’t possible. I missed them badly and, even though I will be able to see them, I still am sad I will be limited in the places I will be able to go with them. I hoped I could go on a road trip with them, but that’s not possible for any of us.
So, I’m going to be stuck at home. Like I already mentioned, I had a really hard time wrapping my mind around this. As summertime approached, I began to feel better about staying home. I also began to enjoyed looking at the bright side of it. I don’t need to worry about a lot of people, traveling to the same destinations I will be. Instead, I’ll have some peace and quiet at home. I know I will enjoy doing many of the craft and sewing projects I needed to work on, yet haven’t had the time to do. Also, I’m happy I will finally have time to work on more drawings and art in general. I wanted to create more art to be used in portfolios for job applications. I haven’t had the time to work on them in some time, so this summer is the time to work on them!
Even though this summer wasn’t going to be what I planned it to be, I am looking forward to it. I have plenty of books to read, movies to watch, and music to listen to. I didn’t want to be a homebody this summer, but I know I will be happier at home doing whatever I want to do instead of traveling!