I think the 4th of July holiday can count as the official halfway point of summer. I passed an elementary school yesterday with a sign that read “SCHOOL STARTS AUG 4th!” The way the new rules go, kids start school in the heat of it all rather than the month of September. No matter what the board of education says as long as the weather is warm beaches call our name (I recommend Hilton Head) and the latest good book fill our brains.
Don’t lose hope that summer is ending, there are still pools, pedicures, and parties to be had. And you don’t need to leave town to relax and reboot. That weekly two-day holiday called Saturday and Sunday are always full of possibilities.