Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Because I Can't Go Home This Summer

There's something thats been tearing me apart the last few days. Since I moved from Michigan almost six years ago, every year I've gone home at least twice. For Christmas and summer. Summer is super important to me and here's why...

I grew up on a river and lakes including the Great Lakes and this boat is a huge part of my life. Since leaving home, its been just as important to me as Christmas. 

I can't miss a summer spent on the boat. 

This year, my main plans were to go home over the 4th of July, only my favorite holiday growing up. After considering our lease was up at the end of July and knowing I am moving home, I decided that forfeiting the trip home for the 4th would be made up by catching a couple weeks around the boat at the end of the summer. 

Well now, I've been lucky enough to land a job. The only problem is, the job is seasonal. Now I'm not sure if I'll be leaving California as early as the end of July and if I don't, well I certainly won't get permission to leave a seasonal job for a long weekend in the middle of the summer. This may mean no boat this summer and it gives me a heavy chest. 

This week my pins are Nautical Inspired.

Source: via L on Pinterest

Source: via L on Pinterest

Source: via L on Pinterest

There is nothing better than a Northern Michigan summer. Except for maybe being on a cruise.


Cheryl E. said...

Such pretty pins! I love that anchor sparkler pin. That is so fun!! Perfect for a nautical wedding.


Michelle P said...

Love these pins!

Katie Price said...

The nautical pictures are so lovely! I see blog design inspiration in there, for sure.

Amanda said...

I like the one with adjusting your sails. This also really makes me long for the summer sunshine and the beach, and I'm not even a huge beach person. :) Happy hump day!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

All of those lighthouses are gorgeous!
I have a thing for lighthouses - they fascinate me!
Is that weird...? Maybe lol.

Happy Wednesday, girl!

SimplyHeather said...

I used to love boating when I was growing up - I haven't been on a boat in oh, 8 or 9 years and it just disappoints me :( I love the boat/salt life. Have a happy wednesday.

Katy said...

I hope you do get to go home this summer! I enjoyed the nautical pins!

Monica said...

Great pins! I hope you do get to go home!

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a great summer activity. i have heard the summers in michigan are outstanding. and i love the nautical inspired pins!

Cori H. said...

That totally sucks that you may not be able to go home this summer. I love the nautical pins!

Ophelia said...

i love anything and everything nautical, reminds me of growing up in florida!

Ashley said...

Oh.... these pics make me want to cry!
(in a good way though) haha