Since I have been so long absent, I hope it is alright if I share a few of the things happening in my life.
– I am enjoying my summer – immensely! I am trying to really soak in the beauty of the smells of rain and dirt, the brilliance of green, the warmth of the sun, the smell of roses. I run through a small forest preserve nearly every morning and I love that I am able to follow the change of the seasons in this place. At the moment there are myriads of birds and in the morning their singing is so calming.
– I am attending Wheaton College in the fall. I am so excited about this! My good friend and I will be rooming together so we are busy planning our room and discussing the new excitements of college life in general. I am entering as a Mathematics major (and no, I do not want to teach) and an Art History minor.
– Now for me, this is really big news: I am running Cross Country in college!! This is huge because about eight months ago I absolutely hated to run. However, after forcing myself to ‘do it’ nearly every morning, I realized I had fallen in love. I am excited to begin training with a team and I hope I will be able to greatly improve my speed.
– Yes, there are many other important things happening in my life – perhaps I will share them at a later time. But for now, I will end with an extract from a poem by William Blake.
‘And we are put on this earth a little space
that we may learn to bear the beams of love.’