We’re still trying to survive the August heat, but the back-to-school season seems to have already begun.
Everyone’s cramming in a few last beach trips, Pinterest-ing lunch ideas, attending sports tryouts, and attending orientations. We’re comparing class schedules with our friends, buying new outfits, and finishing the last few bits of our summer homework.
My family loves blueberry picking. Actually, we love every kind of fruit picking! It’s always near the top of our bucket list.
Last summer, we decided to go blueberry picking at a new farm we hadn’t been to before. The plump, juicy berries were so ripe they were practically falling off the branches. We were hungry and looking forward to the warm sweetness of the berries that would melt across our tongues.
You rub your strained, exhausted eyes and check the time. You’re shocked to discover that half an hour has already gone by since you first settled down with your phone, but you don’t want to pull away from your YouTube videos or mindless Instagram scrolling.
You’re upset at yourself for wasting so much time, but you’re inwardly racking your brain for an excuse to stay on the couch and avoid doing the chores you should’ve done hours ago.
If you’re anything like me, this situation sounds all too familiar.