This summer was difficult. I was challenged, and I grew-- intellectually, emotionally, and mentally. I experienced new things and altered the way I perceived existing parts of my life. I learned to be a better friend by recognizing my own true friends. I realized that I could hold my own against anybody. I caught a glimpse of my future and found comfort in its uncertainty. I took pride in myself. In my mind, this summer will always be identified with personal growth.
Now, though, I'm ready to slow down; I'm eager to become involved in my regular activities and establish rituals again. I'm learning to pace myself.