LYME REGIS, ENGLAND - MAY 25: People sit beside the sea as they enjoy the fine weather on the beach in Lyme Regis on May 25, 2017 in Dorset, England. Parts of the UK are currently enjoying a blast of warm continental air and sunshine which forecasters claim could deliver the hottest May temperatures since the Second World War. With temperatures possibly hitting 30C (86F) on Saturday, it will make it not only the hottest day of the year so far but could even go higher to beat the record-breaking 32.8C (91F) recorded on May 29, 1944..

Summer already started, some folks believe, as temperatures on certain days have felt like sweltering ones. 

However, the start of the summer season officially begins today, June 21st.

Some people are already celebrating on Twitter using the hashtag #FirstDayOfSummer.

But doesn’t it feel like summer struggles a bit with patience? Didn’t it sort of creep in between winter and spring this year? Summer, it’s finally your turn!

To be fair, mother nature has been quite the indecisive one lately. One minute it’s chilly, the next minute it’s unbearably hot that you can’t last five minutes outside. And in states like Florida, summertime lasts all year.

Either way, the world is ready to soak up the sun. Well, not the entire world. The heat is not everyone’s best friend.

Maybe you’ll want to skip into summer with a trip to the mall for a new outfit, a vacation on the beach, or time spent with friends. And if you’re a guy, maybe you’ll be cracking open a cold one with the boys. Isn’t that what people are ‘meming’ about these days?

How will you be kicking off your first day of summer?


Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she’s headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)