Monday, September 3, 2012

This Summer

Happy Labor Day! I'm not ready to surrender to fall quite yet, but Ross had I have had a blissfully relaxing weekend and I've had some time to reflect on the whirlwind that was this summer.

This summer...

I did a lot of Bible reading,

Body Pump,

and swimming.

I biked to the pool.

I got my first flat tire in thousands of miles, thanks to a goat head thorn.

I earned the best tanlines I've had since high school.

I eased back into running and biking.

I learned that exercising for my physical, mental, and emotional health actually makes me a happier person and it's possible to stay in shape without training for a race.

This summer was the best summer of my life.

And it ties with last summer for also being the worst summer of my life.

I enjoyed 7 blissful weeks off of school and redeemed my quiet time and my daily routines.

Of course, I wrestled with several existential questions and I'm still struggling with a few.

I was much more social that I have been in a long while.

I finished my weekend contract and then worked night shift for 2 weeks to help with staffing.

I kept my promises.

I went without internet at home for the month of July and I wish I could get rid of it again right now.

I stuck to a budget and I liked it.

I did more reading for fun than I've done in years.

I saw a lot of sunrises and sunsets. 

I ate only local food for one week and it was much more work than I anticipated.

I committed to attending one church regularly instead of bouncing around.

I found a restaurant with a menu full of desserts that won't upset my stomach!

I found a butcher shop I love.

I found a sno cone/coffee/homemade soda shop I love.

I finally clicked with Kansas City. Greater things have yet to come, greater things are still to be done here.

I got to spend time with my family.

Ross and I took a staycation to Excelsior Springs in July and had a blast.

I fell more in love with my husband.

I fell more in love with my Savior, and my need for Him has never been greater.

I fell more in love with summer and more in love with life.


What was the best part of your summer?

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