Today is a rainy SoCal day, it feels like fall has actually arrived here in Los Angeles, and I am ready to embrace a new season. However, this transition of seasons has me looking back over the past season and shaking my head a little because the Summer 2009 might be one for the LK record book. Really all of 2009 has been pretty good to me. Certainly there were rough times, but as I begin to think about all of the year ending festivities that approach I am awed at what a summer (year) it has been.
Summer 2009 dawned with me in a minor state of flux, focussed on training for my triathlon, but worried about things I couldn't control. I gave up controlling the uncontrollable and just went with things. The results have pretty much been good. A few bumps on the way, but forward progress nonetheless. Then there was the tri... As July waned, my exercise complusion grew. I approached the triathlon with excitement and trepidation. When the day finally came, I was well trained and met almost all of my goals. Afterwards, I surrounded myself with friends and basked in the glow of completing the race and finishing in the top 1/3 of my age group. People said I glowed, maybe I did, but I was certainly on a post race high for at least a week. Then the reality that my Asia trip was fast approaching set in and my focus switched to planning for that. A few short weeks later I hurtled through time and space, and I found myself in the admazing adventure that wasmy triptoMongolia. After an amazing week of trying to help the people of Mongolia I set off torelaxinBali. Bali was unlike any place I have ever been. It was beautiful, it was relaxing,it was centering. And then I came home, and life picked up where I left it. Again I find myself trying to just go with it, enjoying the journey as it passes.
Whew what a summer it has been, as I think about moving into fall, I fear that this sort of post crazy multi event high might be leading to an emotional crash. That wouldn't shock me. What goes up usually comes down, but I feel like my life is on a forward trajectory and my outlook is amazing. Thanks Summer 2009, I'll remember you!