Fact: the saying “the dog days of summer” has nothing to do with those really hot, lazy summer days when dogs theoretically lie on the ground panting. Instead, it refers to the rising of the dog star, Sirius. Did anyone else immediately think of Harry Potter too? (Source).
Over the years the saying has obviously taken on a new meaning and we (or at least I) use it to describe the days toward the end of summer when the heat is so unbearable that you don’t want to do anything but stay inside all day. And take naps. And drink smoothies. And take more naps. Just me?
Well, these dog days are hitting me full force this year. Add on marathon training in the Florida heat and I’m beat come dinner time. Actually, more like after lunch time, if we’re being honest. This lack of motivation is carrying over to blogging and I’m in a little inspiration/creativity funk. I don’t know if something will “click” when I’m back at school but I’m hoping I get a burst of energy because (unfortunately) I can’t put off homework and studying like I’ve been blogging.
With that said, the blog isn’t going anywhere, but posts might be more sporadic for the next week or so. Who knows, I might churn out a weeks worth of posts now that I say that, but I’m not putting any pressure on myself to do so.
While I get over my heat-funk, here is a new playlist with some of my favorite songs as of late.