Two years ago, I set out on a quest with a few of my friends (I call them "My Shays"-its a long story) to have the "summer of our dreams". This summer would involve all of us staying in Athens, GA ( where we went to college). We worked some (some more than others) but when we weren't working we did all sorts of memorable things we couldn't do during the school year. We made a list of movies we had always wanted to see. We went to restaurants we had never been to. We learned countless dances from "So You Think You Can Dance." We spent hours at the pool and had sewing parties. We had photo shoots and took road trips. And even though things came up, (tonsillectomies and job interviews come to mind) I had so much fun living life with those shays that summer.
It is funny to see how in the reflection of the "Summer of My dreams", this summer will be drastically different. This summer I will spend more hours making coffee than I will watching movies and dancing. I will sew, like before, but will have far less companions. And while I have to make it to the pool, so that I will look nice in two bridesmaids dresses, I will probably not model walk while I am there. Some of us have gotten married, and some of us are about to be. Some of us are about to leave and some of us have just come home. Oh how much can change in so little time! We are not who we used be and yet some how when I think of summer-I think of you shay. So even though this summer will different, the things that it has in store for us are so priceless maybe it will be one we will talk about (even dream about) in years to come.