Summer Solstice 2014

As the astronomical holidays cycle, I like to take time to reflect. I don’t do this in quite the organized way I once did, but I always pause to think about some of the symbolism associated with the holiday in question. I like to see how my life matches up with that symbolism.

So the summer solstice is full of light and power. It’s full of blessings and growth. It’s a time to remember that light and dark cycle, since from this solstice to the next the days will get shorter and shorter.

A pretty solstice picture I found.

So on this solstice (or near it, I guess, since I’m a day late), I’m thankful.

I’m thankful:

  • I’ve felt generally happy since the beginning of the year.
  • I’ve felt more myself in these past months than perhaps I ever have.
  • I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with my schooling.
  • I’m hopeful about my plans post-school.
  • That my plans for post-school feel like the right thing.
  • That I was awarded the Aylesworth Scholarship a second time.
  • For all of the positive, supportive people in my life.
  • For my reasonably-priced, riverfront apartment and my nice neighbors.
  • I recently visited Puerto Rico for a conference.
  • I will be visiting France for another conference.
  • I started dancing tango and have met such amazing people.
  • I continue to sporadically create art in various forms.
  • To share my life with my crazy pets.
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Me being recognized for being awarded the Aylesworth Scholarship for a second time (06/20/2014)

I guess I’ll leave it at that for now. I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings!

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My sweet beasts: Rusty the cat and Willow the bulldog. It’s not too often that I can get a picture of them together.

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