Monday, September 7, 2009

This is It

I started writing this blog near the end of my grade 10 year. Wow that seems so long ago already. Summer has a way of aging people... or at least making time stretch out into infinity.
I've had a lot of trouble writing this post. I feel like I have a responsibility to my few but wonderful readers to finish up my summer reflecting and being profound all packed into one superamazing end of summer post. Maybe I just put too much pressure on myself.
I wrote a list of goals for my summer and I was happy with it. In fact up until I started writing..I had every intention of copying and pasting that list into a new post and simply checking off what I had accomplished.
But then I realized.
Life doesn't have a report card.
Life is not about lists that we hold onto and then look back on with regret missing the good stuff. In the end life and accomplishments are measured by "Done" lists not "To Do" lists.
What is on these lists doesn't matter because with a little bit of effort you can find growth and beauty and something worthwhile in it all.
This is the most important lesson of the summer.
So without further ado

Learned how to see and capture beauty with a film camera.
Sometimes updated my blog.
Wrote poetry and short stores.
Bought and wore beautiful clothing found a way to love my swimsuited body
Learned to rollerblade
Rollerbladed and Yoga'd regulary.
Experimented with new foods.
Saw friends
Said goodbye
Grew Up
Was brave
Accepted change and created some of my own
Worked on precious few guitar skills.
Even further expanded my musical spectrum.

This summer was was hard at times easy at others.
Always unpredictable, Always routine,Always new, Always old, Always sad, Always happy,Always hello's, Always goodbye's.
Always Learning.

1 comment:

  1. i love your list, and all of your photos.
    for a second, i thought you were writing your last post FOREVER. i almost cried.
    i have to relate, i got done maybe 2 things on my summer to do list, but accomplished so many more things that i didn't write down and enjoyed so incredibly much.