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Lily Garay is a blogger based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a Charlottesville Blogger. She also blogs out of Tampa, Florida. This blog hosts many topics including: Pornography blog, music blog, audio blog, confessions blog, journal blog, lifestyle blog.

Sweet Summer Time

Summer in Florida. Beaches, palm trees, you know, the good life! Everyone's Summer dream. 

EH. Wrong. Not mine.

When I found out I'd be spending the Summer in Florida, I cried. BIG time. (what's new lolol).

A couple of years ago I spent a month in Honduras over the Summer, but my sister was with me and I really felt like I was supposed to be there.

This time, it was blind faith. I knew where I'd be staying and working, but I had not idea what I was supposed to do without all of my friends from home. All in all, I've been home for less than a month this entire year. I know for some of you that's normal. Maybe a month is even too much time! However, I'm a big fan of home and my hometown friends and my hometown mountains. 

Staying in Florida required me being pushed beyond my comfort zone and I wasn't sure how ready I was for that.

So I decided that I would not let this Summer go to waste. I've made new friends, tried new recipes (You guys. I now have cooking skills!!! Miracles happen:)))), BIKED, started getting involved at my church, and worked. And you know what? It hasn't all been as scary as I thought.

Today was especially exciting for me because all Summer I've been saying how I was going to bike from school to the Lake. It requires crossing a major intersection and I've been super chickened out about it, but somehow tonight I finally got the courage to just do it.

And it was freeing. Liberating.

 Flowers I picked from my bike ride!!

Flowers I picked from my bike ride!!

I wish I had some life lesson to write to you about in relation to it, but I don't. It was just a great moment.
Another check off the bucket list.

Maybe there's something you keep putting off? Just do it!

Enjoy this sweet, sweet Summertime - even if it's nothing like you expected it to be :)

 sunset :)

sunset :)

-Lily

p.s. This devotional by Morgan Harper Nichols is how I started my morning and it's exactly how I feel about today being the last day of July. Hope some of it resonates with you <3