Abby And (What Could Have Been) The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Summer
If you'd asked me back in April, when our moving plans were crumbling, how I thought this summer would go, I would have probably had a pretty bad attitude about the whole thing. I was stressed about finding a job and worried that I would waste three months of my life stuck in an awkward limbo. Eventually I got my act together and realized that I was being a bit ridiculous about the whole thing. Suddenly, what could have been a terrible no good very bad summer became a summer filled with opportunities. Over the course of the summer I:
Worked like crazy
Learned how to set and keep goals (at least most of the time)
Lost 25 pounds
Worked together with my husband to save $28,000
Read 20 books
Went on 10 hikes
Visited 3 national parks and travelled in 4 states
Ditched my nail biting habit
Finally went and did the things I always said I wanted to do but didn’t have time for
This summer has been anything but a waste and I'm so grateful for the chance I had to create real change for myself and grow as a person. Looking back, I recognize that my summer could have gone exactly like it had played out in my head if not for an awesome husband who helped me recognize what this summer had the potential to be. Moving into the fall still waiting on our moving plans to come through was hard, but being able to look back at our incredible summer made it a little easier to make the most of the time I have.
I never want to have that attitude again, I want to recognize each day, month, and year for the potential it has instead of being annoyed that it is not what I want it to be. Thank you to those of you who have come along with me on my journey this summer and supported me as I set and worked on my goals. I appreciate all the comments and messages. And to anyone who has ever felt impatient with life, learn from my mistakes. Seize the moment and make the most of every minute that you can, you will find yourself SO much further ahead in life.