Summer is my favorite time of year, hands down.
I love being able to throw on a dress and run out the door, I love basking in the sun, and nothing makes me happier than spending long afternoons outdoors sipping on a refreshing drink from a patio seat.
Everything about the season feels laid back and carefree, and there are so many fun times to be had when the weather is cooperating. The only part of summer that I do not care for is the never ending humidity in the air. Every morning when you wake up and step outside it feels like stepping into a steamy shower. The air is so heavy with moisture that it’s difficult to breathe, and each breath feels less effective than it should. Your clothes stick to your body and your hair goes limp with the dampening weight of the moist air. Once you begin sweating, you will never be able to stop, and the perspiration will simply sit on top of your skin, pooling with each additional bead of sweat. The only relief from the humidity is keeping your air conditioner running constantly, to extract some of the moisture from your indoor air and keep the temperature low enough to also lower the relative humidity inside. Any fluctuation from a steady level of air conditioning, and you will immediately notice the air quality decreasing as it becomes hot and hard to breath again. If it wasn’t for the rampant levels of humidity, my love for all things summer would be unstoppable.