My Personal Summer Memories of 2012
As summer comes to an end and we celebrate Labor Day I have been thinking about this past summer and all the great things that transpired. This summer was a milestone one for me. I turned 40 and traveled to Orlando, Florida to spend a quality vacation at Universal Studios. Many would ask why would I choose to spend my 40th birthday at an amusement park and I must say it brought me back to an important time in my life, my childhood.
As we get older I believe we forget what’s really important and for me going to Orlando and spending quality time with my best friend was the reminder I needed to enjoy my life. It’s the simple things in life that really matter when it boils down to it; from family, friendships and life connections.
Summer 2012 was also about challenges and fears; the fear of getting older and facing the fear that I might not achieve the goals and dreams I once had as a child. However, I learned one thing this summer, I have new goals and dreams. Although, I would be lying if I said, those past goals and dreams did not come rushing to the forefront of my mind when I turned 40. As I look back on my summer all I can remember are the rooftop parties, celebrating life, and being happy. I was reminded that I was alive and enjoying my many blessings.
I can also look back and say I learned a valuable lesson this summer, a lesson I believe we all should be reminded of from time to time. That lesson is that life is short and healthy friendships and family relationships are the foundation to making a happy life. I had fun this summer and it will be a memorable one even with some of the challenges I faced the summer. I can truly say I achieved great things I thought I could never achieve. I believed in myself this summer and I learned how to forgive, move on and laugh again. A smile goes a long way.
I never thought a summer would be so instrumental in my future but this summer is the one summer that marks the beginning of a fresh new start. It’s strange how quickly life goes by. It’s up to us to grasp every moment of it and enjoy each day we have here on Earth.
What did your summer mean to you? What lessons did you learn?