Everyone loves a slight breeze on a hot day and feeling of complete relaxation as last rays of sunlight sink below the horizon. Summer is the best time to explore the outdoors, try something new and discover yourself. There are countless ways to spend time during this season, but it is critical that we always enjoy and cherish every minute of it.
Spending a month in Europe this July has helped me gain perspective on the fascinating ways in which the world works, but more importantly, has helped me gain some insight into what kind of person I want to become. We all have so much to learn about the world around us and the lessons that every country has to offer are ones that will change everything. I was fortunate enough to visit England, France, Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic, which are five places that I know I will be returning to someday. My favourite place was definitely Murren, Switzerland, which is a tiny town in the middle of the Swiss Alps. The calming power of the mountains is completely incredible and I know in my heart that I belong in a place like Murren. Even thousands of miles away from my home, I felt comfortable and relaxed in Murren, like I’d lived there for years. The only difficult aspect about being in the Alps in the summer time how much it made me miss skiing! It was very hard to focus on the school work that I was doing while all I wanted to do was shred the ‘ski movie’ runs that lined the massive peaks around me. It is a new found dream of mine to return to the Swiss Alps with skis in tow.
Although my snow skiing addiction cannot be sufficed in the summer months, I find ways to distract myself with another form of skiing – on water! During the summer, I spend as much time as I can at Predator Bay Waterski Club, just outside Calgary Alberta where I have been waterskiing since I was ten years old. The lake is pretty much my second home during the summer and I love everything the sport has to offer!
I am looking forward to another month full of summer time magic and I cannot wait to see what it holds in store for all of us!
Such beautiful words and pictures from our girl Anna. What a great adventure!!!!!