When summer comes to an end…

It is the end of August which means summer is coming to a close. As I reflect back on the last three and a half months, I realize how much God has done in my life.    I had a blast at my sister’s bachelorette party down in Indianapolis. I got to ride on my boyfriend’s parent’s pontoon. I celebrate the Fourth of July at the Porter I got a full time. I moved into my own apartment. I bought furniture for my apartment. I went out East to Boston, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for a weekend. I touched the Atlantic Ocean. I tried lobster and swordfish.

  • six weddings
  • Sister got married; gained a brother (in-law)
  • dog sat
  • went to Chicago to pick up a friend
  • saw three musicals; Newsies, Footloose, and Into the Woods
  • celebrated my birthday with my parents, my boyfriend, and my best friend and her husband
  • picked out China from my great grandmother’s collection
  • looked at three different apartments
  • celebrated my sister’s bachelorette party in Indy
  • rode my boyfriend’s parent’s pontoon several times
  • celebrated the Fourth of July at Porter’s RibFest on the lake
  • stayed at three different homes
  • went to the zoo with my boyfriend’s family
  • fed a giraffe
  • got a full time job
  • went on several Menard’s “dates”
  • got my first apartment
  • bought furniture for my apartment
  • Went to the circus
  • made enchiladas, cavatini, and more
  • went to my first state park
  • helped prep a classroom
  • supported my favorite coach (my boyfriend) at a soccer tournament
  • went to some killer local restaurants
  • flew to Boston, stayed in Rhode Island, and drove to Connecticut for a wedding in a weekend
  • watched a squirrel touch a guy’s hand
  • took three Uber rides
  • ate lobster and swordfish for the first time
  • saw 11 bachelorette parties in one town
  • touched the Atlantic Ocean
  • watched the Solar Eclipse through a welding mask
  • played Putt Putt with my boyfriend and his parents for his birthday
  • hit softballs in a batting cage for the first time

It was a summer full of firsts, travel, and adventure. I can’t believe how much I have done and seen in the last three and a half months, but I’m so excited about the future. As much fun as it has been, I’m looking to the future to see what God has in store for me. I encourage you to do the same. We are on this earth to be His Light to the world.

C.S. Lewis says this, “Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you others can see Him.”