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It’s October 1st.
It’s been an amazing summer. There has been so much great stuff that has happened to me this summer. Quite a few things stand out for me.
1. My family reunion /wedding. It just felt like such a fulfilling experience because I went in with a new attitude of appriecating my cousins and aunts and uncles as unique, amazing and part of my world. It was awesome to begin there.
2. Doing a research study in Ghana. As the experience is settling in. I’m realizing how much it’s expanded my worldview. I’m seeing things from another perspective. My eyes are open to how my experience and culture isn’t the center of the everyone’s experience. I also have felt enormous support from my family and friends.
3. I’m more active than ever. I’ve started up physical activities I used to do in my 20’s. I laugh as I say I”ve reawakened my inner athlete. I’m playing tennis regularly, I’m biking to work. I went backpacking last weekend. I love it. I’m exhausted today and sore from yesterday’s trip, but I fel great!
4. Having my mom visit and us having a great time. We did fall back in some old roles, but I came out of it all feeling like we have renewed our friendship.
I may have strived for other goals, and my intentions a little different, but it truly has been a new and fulfilling summer.