At work we're doing mid-year reviews. It's easy to look back on the past 6 months and pick out the trademark events that chart your progress professionally. Earned revenue, profit margin, inventory. Business is meant to be measured quantitatively. But how does one measure a personal life. In daylight, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee, in inches, in miles, in laughter in strife? (Rent reference).
I thought it might be a fun exercise to try. In the past 6 months...
1. I have renewed a lease, signing on for another year in this magnificent city we call NYC.
2. I said my first whispered 'I love you' to the number one man in my life.
3. I made a trip back to my favorite country in the world, and climbed (in a cable car) to the highest point in Europe.
4. I skied, I beached, I hiked, and I rollercoastered.
5. I saw two friends wed, and one baby cousin born.
6. I said goodbye to the best puppy there ever was.
7. I lived through the best birthday party and worst hangover of my life.
8. I witnessed my first grand slam. (Go Posada!)
9. I enjoyed 5 days in paradise with 5 of the best friends a girl could have.
10. I learned that sometimes, you just have to have faith. And a cupcake.
11. I shared birthdays, paid visits to out of town friends, and encouraged the dreams of those around me.
12. I took the time to breath it all in because life really is measured in daylight, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
Take a mid-year life inventory. It's amazing how much you've done. Cheers to another brilliant six months!
I promise I'll be back again before then, though.