Carefree Summer Mood Board

Carefree Summer Mood Board -- The Palmetto PeachesSummertime, and the livin’s easy.

#WellActually summer livin’ hasn’t been easy for me since 2007. A carefree summer in middle and high school included 14 hours of sleep and eating every snack in the house. Repeat that same routine everyday until school was back in session. Those days came to an end when summer school, and working to support myself, slid into the equation. (I still squeezed in a few trips and/or music festivals.)

Here I am, Summer 2016 with a job (that’s full-time and not part-time like I applied for), 5 freelance clients, bridesmaid’s duties, planning/hosting my 10-year class reunion and a prospering blog. Oh, and I’m still trying to maintain a social life in 90+ degree weather.

This ain’t easy fam.

Don’t get it twisted, I’m very grateful for these projects. It was a very, very slow winter (and spring) for me. Yes, a four-day straight Netflix binge sounds glorious, but it wasn’t that great when I was  unemployed and bored. However, I won’t pretend I’m not counting down the days until my schedule is open enough for me to meditate at sunrise, dance on the beach all day, take a nap and listen to music until the sun rises again.

Oh how the times have changed.

My Carefree Summer 2016 Ingredients:
Silence: Queen of stillness, Oprah
Confidence: My sister-in-slay, Gabi Fresh
Music: The Blackbird herself, Nina Simone

For my carefree summer mood board, I chose pictures of women and quotes that give me all the vibes I need this season (and every other season). Hair goals, body goals, relationship goals, life goals. Yes, ALL the vibes.

Carefree Summer Mood Board
Carefree Summer Mood Board -- The Palmetto Peaches Carefree Summer Mood Board -- The Palmetto Peaches  Carefree Summer Mood Board -- The Palmetto Peaches

photo credits:
Nina Simone: NPR
Bae in bathing suit: GabiFresh
Flower crown/locs: Shinestruck
RiRi Williams/Iron Man: Mid-day
Flower headband/fro: Un-ruly
Lisa Bonet: WeHeartIt

 

What would be on your carefree summer mood board? What did a carefree summer used to look like for you?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

 

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