The late days of summer

Sunset in the city

Where did time go? I was walking under the trees outside the office  and noticed that some of the leaves had already started falling. It’s getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. It’s hard not to want to be outside as much as possible while there’s still some sun and warmth left.

It’s been a mellow, peaceful summer, which is a first in as long as I can remember. No dancing commitments. Work’s slowed to a manageable hum. I’ve done better at turning down unnecessary projects.

I’m also six scenes away from finishing this draft of the current WIP. The finish line is in sight, but it’s been hard to motivate myself to finish.

Sun. Warmth. Sitting on the beach with El and talking over coffee or maybe ice cream. Just being still. Just being together. Sometimes that’s all I want when the weather’s nice.

I know I’ll have to leave this city soon, and maybe that’s why its so hard to sit indoors and shut out the world right now. I’ve only got a few months left in this apartment, and this neighborhood, I’ve lived in for the last five years. I’m going to miss it.

After October my life’s going to take a different shape. Not in a bad way, but it will be different. So I’m hanging on to the last days of summer…

How has your summer been?

7 Comments to “The late days of summer”

  1. Wait, what? Did I miss some sort of big news about a move?

    Lovely photo, and I totally hear you on digging this end-of-summer weather. It’s been absolutely perfect the past couple of days here.

  2. I feel like this summer has flown by so fast, much more than previous years. Like you, I’m really trying to soak it all in while the sun’s rays are warm and the days are (relatively) long.

    Best of luck with the last few scenes in your manuscript — that’s so exciting! 🙂

  3. Where you headed to from Vancouver?

    Are employment plans lined up for after October?

    Anyway, good luck with it. I know (from relatively recent experience) how challenging, hectic, and disruptive a move can be. And I know how it can through an extra-heavy spanner into the writing works.

    1. T. S. Bazelli Author

      Same job, but we will have to find a larger residence somewhere, and that is too expensive where we currently live. I doubt I’ll have time to write then, but that depends on if we actually do find a place. I’m hoping it won’t take too long.

      1. Ah, so you’re moving to the ‘burbs? For a larger house, eh?

        I know how that feels, too. And I know why we (i.e. Dear Wife and I) had to make that decision as well… I cannot assume, however, that our reasoning would be anyone else’s reasoning.

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