Well…it’s over. Our 70 daze together has come to a close. Summer is almost done. And, I want to say thank you to everyone who came along for the ride. There have been a crazy amount of ups and downs. We didn’t accomplish everything we set out to do. We did lots of other things. But it’s okay. I’m learning to take this life one day at a time.
That’s what I set out to do in the beginning…learn to live one day at a time.
I had planned to do a “look back over the past 70 days” for today’s entry. But I don’t think I will…you were all there. You know what we did. You know the story. It’s all good. Here’s what I have concluded…
- There are a LOT of good people in the world. And doing the blog has helped me meet a whole bunch of them over the past 70 days.
- People want to stay connected. When Chuck and I left Sudbury, it was down and dirty quick. We got out without really any big to-do. Just…gone. And a lot of our Sudbury people have been following along with our days. Thanks for staying with us even though we’re far away now.
- Old friends are friends forever…they make your life richer because they remember who you were before life happened.
- Family is important. Don’t forget that and always make enough time.
- Blogging keeps you honest if you let it. I’ve tried to treat this one sort of like an accountability diary. That has been working really well. What I mean is, I can’t bitch that summer went by and I didn’t do anything…because, well, I did do things and second, if I didn’t, it was my own damned fault.
- I can handle a lot of stuff but when all the stuff happens at the same time, I get pretty out of control stressed. I need to work on that.
- Just because summer is over, I don’t have to stop doing something every single day.
- Yes, winter sucks. Yes, dark and cold suck. But, until the overseas jump happens, it’s just something I’m going to have to keep living with and the more I think about it, the worse it gets so stop obsessing…right. now.
- Taking pictures is good for my mental health. I need to have some sort of camera with me always. I love having a “use” for them as well…something that makes me want to go back and look at them instead of just having a folder on a computer that never gets accessed.
- A bunch more other stuff that I’m just too tired to write down… 😀
I love my life. Two years ago, I wasn’t quite sure I still wanted to be alive. A year ago, I couldn’t even imagine that this would be how I was living…where I was living…but there it is.
I love my life…and I’ve loved sharing the ups and downs, the struggles and the triumphs with you. Thank you for being there along the way and maybe we’ll see you again next summer for “70 Daze of Summer – Part 2”.