"Out of my Comfort Zone."
I ran into a colleague on campus yesterday, and he reminded me that we only have three weeks left of summer. I did not need to hear that.
But, it got me thinking about what has transpired this summer. As usual, I have not gotten as much accomplished as I had envisioned, and a trip to Minnesota is not going to happen. But, I have done some things, many of which are new for me - and challenging: the dogs, the longer runs, gaining authorization to drive the ambulance for Helderberg volunteer EMS, learning guitar, and doing a whole new kind of data analysis than I have done before. The latter two have been the most frustrating. I still cannot get my fingers to make a nice sounding G chord, and the data analysis has been so very slow.
But, I am learning things, and pushing myself out of well worn routines. That makes for a satisfying summer.