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The Single Summer Lift

Before moving south to L.A. with its unending warm weather, I’d feel wistful with the start of summer. In San Francisco, where I lived, July and August were shivery months. As couples bolted the city for romantic weekend getaways to the wine country, I huddled alone in my apartment by the heater. Summer exacerbated being single. Not anymore. Relentless sunny skies can have its drawbacks (barely), but it’s a relief to live in a place from which you don’t need to flee.

Photo by Sarah Illenberger


6 comments for “The Single Summer Lift”

  1. Leyla says:

    I had that feeling in spring. The days started getting longer and after I finished doing everything I wanted to do in a day, the sun was still out and I found myself having nothing to do and nowhere to go. Then I got used to the days being longer. And then of course wedding season started.

  2. Dee says:

    I didn’t realize that San Francisco was chilly in the summer. Learn something new everyday!

    • wendy says:

      The Bay Area has so many micro climates. During the summer in SF, it can be 60 degrees, and across the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s 80.

  3. Karen says:

    I know the feeling of summer isolation, too — although for the exactly opposite weather reasons! The summer here in NYC is so God-awfully hot & humid that I find myself shuttling from air-conditioned apartment to air-conditioned cab to air-conditioned office and back again. I don’t want to walk around the city (which I happily do in all other seasons, rain, shine, snow, you name it…), and over the course of the summer find myself staying inside with my books and Netflix!

    • wendy says:

      The weather is so rarely inclement in Los Angeles, you can’t use it as an excuse to hybernate. Cozying up with Netflix and books on a humid summer day sounds delightful.

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