As I write this on the last day of summer and reflect on the past few months I can't help but feel all cheesy and sappy and say I feel grateful for so many damn things. I'm happy to be back in the city that I truly adore, surrounded by love and laughter. I'm really enjoying my new job, my team, and the impact I feel like I am making on lives every day. I am especially grateful for all the the moments that summer gave me as it flew by.
And now I'm looking on my summer bucket list (damn I was ambitious) and going through all the photos of what I did over the past 12 weeks - it is a lot! I didn't cross off all my goals, and I have to say I was pretty bummed about that, but only for a brief moment. I honestly tried to fit way too much into 12 weeks and had to finally say to myself...what is the rush! I know there will be another summer and more wonderful things I can call my next adventure. No need to fret over the things I simply could not fit in because of life.
I have to say, one thing I am proud of is my ice cream accomplishments. I hit up at least eight or nine different ice cream shops in Denver. My pants are a little tighter, but it was well worth it. My favorite is a tie between Sweet Action's Salted Butterscotch High Point Creamy's Earl Grey with Shortbread Cookies.
I did yoga at the Botanic Gardens four times. City Park Jazz got crossed off early in the season. We went to three baseball games - all of which the Rockies won! I worked on weekly batches of booch - with my favorite flavor being ginger blueberry. I went to at least four or five state parks and got in some good pool time. I attempted to camp at least two times - both times I had to canceled - but I attempted.
It was good - all of it. Plus I did a bunch of stuff that wasn't on my list that were pretty incredible...a concert at the Botanic Gardens, Yoga at Red Rocks, went to Vegas, went to the Florida and the Keys, and I read Grapes of Wrath, which has been on my "to read" list for years. And now as I sit on my patio watching the sun dip below a little sooner than yesterday, I can't help but think what fall and winter will bring. More good times and more things to be grateful for I'm sure.
Cheers to the Autumn Equinox every one.