I had all these dreams of all the reading and writing I would do during summer. All the studying of Arabic that would occur. I dreamed of the knowledge I would gain.
Summer is halfway through and I have read...meh 2 1/2 books - and done little to no studying of Arabic.
Instead, I have been lazy, sleeping late every day. I have partied with friends. Worked out hard and made huge gains in the gym. I have played soccer at a level I thought not possible anymore to me (due to my ankles).
I had to remind myself of a lesson that I relearn throughout the year. To enjoy the unexpected. When I travel I always have this idea of what my trip will be like. (England: soccer fields everywhere, people wearing jerseys everywhere - reality - a big city ...like any other) The trip is never what I expect, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.
So, this summer, while not what I had planned, was just as enjoyable. I learned a lot about myself, my friends and life in general.
Folks, remember to enjoy the unexpected. Don't let the monotony of our lives in America rule your life. Toss yourself a bone and take a random opportunity now and again, go on an adventure and enjoy what life has to offer.