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Last week was the summer solstice…
…aka the longest day of the year, aka a day when I always feel slightly annoyed. It’s not even the end of June, and we’ve already hit peak sunlight? I just stopped wearing my spring jacket! My summer, so far, has consisted of waiting for the A/C repairman to show up, spending way too much money at Juice Press, and 45 minutes at the beach (before it started raining).
I recognize that this is a very New York mentality to have, to treat summer like a two-month timed obstacle course: “Gotta get to the barbecue! And to the beach! And eat the arepa and drink all the frozen drinks! Gotta book the place upstate, and go to the music festival…wait, there’s another barbecue!”
So I’m trying to remind myself to chill out. I’ve gotten back to meditating after a years-long hiatus. I’m sticking to my a.m. ashwagandha routine. I’m tackling summer haircare for frizzy types. (Got a tip? Help a girl out.)
And if you’re like, “Summer is NOT the time for television, I am MUCH TOO busy for that,” just remember: You’re having a summer—summer’s not having you. And that, my friends, is BDE.
Until next week,