I can't decide if I'm happy or sad about fall quickly approaching. On the one hand, I'm relieved that summer is over because it was a tough one, and very hot, and I'll welcome the cool weather and being able to open windows and enjoy soft fall breezes. On the other hand, it went by awfully fast, and I regret a little how hard the summer was, and how much I was consumed by the negativity. Although, it was my life at the time, and it was hard, so I can't dismiss the effect it had on me. On the other hand, I'm so excited about fall "things" (i.e. apples, pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, beautiful leaves...), yet nervous that the fall will fly by, especially if the weather stays like it has. Yesterday was apparently the hottest it's been in Bridgeport, CT, just across the Sound from us.
Okay, I've run out of hands. ;)
For a re-cap of the past 3 weeks, here are a few highlights:
- Kamil worked night shifts for 2 weeks, which sucked for both of us
- I found out I am still not pregnant, which also was sad
- We had our 1-year anniversary, and I tried to compose a reflective post about what one year of marriage really means given today's lack of proper understanding of the word "marriage", but I couldn't do so without going on and on. So I'll just link to Jenny's awesome writing on the subject.
Then, things started looking up as I prepared for my parents' visit over Labor Day weekend. Though not before Kamil and I got sick again, as apparently what we didn't know about Intern year is that he would be exposed to every germ known to man in the hospital, and would bring it home with him. :P So now echinacea is making its way into my daily routine ;)
A few other exciting things have been going on, such as...
- My parents and I got to explore NYC and saw this, because of this.
- I got a JOB!! :) Guess where...
I'm excited about getting out of the house and getting paid for it, and I hope I can make a few friends through it.
- Also, Deidre is coming to visit!
Overall the name of the game this summer has been patience, which I find to be one of the most annoying virtues to cultivate. You pray for it, and it doesn't seem to ever come fast enough (duh), and then you get to have fun little tests to grow in it, and then one day you look back and sigh with relief that maybe you're a little wiser than you were.
Just in time for my 30th birthday ;)