What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on my Summer Vacation

The author’s sister and brother-in-law: Dana and Blaine Osmond

It can’t possibly be September next week. I am long past the era of the back-to-school frenzy (although, oldest daughter did start law school this week, and youngest daughter is moving into the home stretch of her bachelor’s degree). Still, the end of summer inspires reflection.

September is a good time to assess the year to date – like those essays we wrote in grade school to mark the close of summer and the start of a new school year. I am taking a cleared-eyed look back, followed by renewed commitment to the goals set forth in January.

But the truth is, it has been a very hard summer. A hard year, in fact. Continue reading