I’m German, Irish, and English. Read: white. I gestated my baby for 42 weeks because my ancestors were from the arctic north, I have light eyes and hair, and a Scandinavian look (or so I’ve been told), I tan eventually, but will most likely burn first. Therefore, there’s nothing I hate more than the heat. The fucking goddamned h e a t. Bleh.
I grew up in a temperate climate where it snowed once every 7 years or so, but the seasons were at least delineated by distinct temperatures. Where I live now, however, summers last 8 months and the winter is over before I even get the chance to wear all my sweaters. I long for grey skies and rosy cheeks. But, whining is for weaklings and so I go hard and fast into summers here.
I’m not afraid to don a bikini and let it all hang out. I don’t care that I’m not a hard-body (I like my soft-body); I don’t care that I am not perfect (I find beauty in my imperfections); and I don’t care that no one has Instagram-glasses and sees me as I really am (I’ll use the shit outta that app here). I adore the water and I adore my body. I guess it’s the one thing I can enjoy out of these blistering summers.
I hope you enjoy my enjoyment.
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