The Indian Summer came -- at least for a few weeks -- thankfully. Sometimes prayers do get answered! At least this brief reprieve gave me some moments to reflect upon my first year at the cabin.
I know they say that God only gives you as much as you can handle, and I guess I did actually manage to handle -- or at least survive! -- my first year, but I will be the first to admit that "just barely" would be the best way to describe it.
It was a long, hard experience. It tested me beyond the limits I could imagine being tested. It put myself in doubt, as well as relationships and sanity. But it also allowed me to grow, and to learn a lot -- about myself, about life, about what is important in life.
By no means is that a completed process. I have always believed that life is a journey -- the journey. So while I took a lot of big steps over the last year, I also took a lot of big steps backward, and a lot of steps (whether forward or backward) that require a lot more time to process and think about.
I only hope that I can take some of the lessons from the last year, and truly learn about them and apply them going forward.
We shall see.....
And since I have now, at least briefly, caught you up on the past year -- you'll get to see as well!
I've just posted a few essays I wrote mentioning the cabin from this past summer -- and so now I'll start blogging going forward.
Hopefully I'll learn something in the process -- and hopefully I might even entertain others as well!