Halfway through the year post – 2016

 Sighs. Yes, again (because I didn’t sigh enough in my last post rills eyes at my dramatic self. But I really did sigh. Like, literally).

 Since I can’t do my book review (read all about that here if you’re bored and such) I figure I may as well do a halfwway-through-the-year post. I mean, that’s the least I can do, right?Because I still can’t believe we’re halfway through 2016. I mean, where has the time gone? And I know I just went through this (you can read about that one as well, right here, if you’re still bored or if you want to humor me), but it’s July and we’re in the middle of the year.

What will the second half of the year have in store for me? Ups and downs, I suppose. New books, new friends, new adventures? Possibly. It’s very possible, when I think about it.

But that’s what’s exciting about knowing that there is a middle of the year. You can reflect upon the first half of the year and course correct if you need to.

It’s exciting knowing that there is a middle of the year because you’re almost at the top of the hill and then it’s all down hill from there.

To be honest, I’ve developed friendships I never thought I’d have in the first half of the year and I hope they continue into the second half and years to come. And I’ve met through the archaic means of communication, letter writing. I’ve been able to make connections all over the world and it’s been such a fun experience hearing about different things around the world. I’ve heard people call themselves “arm chair traveler” and I think about that when I write a letter to an old pen pal or a new pen pal because when a post card or letter makes its way from another location to my location, a piece of that persons life comes through. The fact that a piece of paper was once in France, that rested on someone’s dining room table, that was penned with someone’s favorite pen, that came from that person’s thoughts . . .  a piece of that person’s world made it to me. A tiny bit of France made it to me.

So, the first half of my year was full of pleasant surprise. There weren’t big, extravagant, or costly. Just a stamp, a paper, and an envelope was able to put a smile on my face and recharge my “happiness” battery, so to speak.

So, halfway through the year doesn’t have to be bad (“Ugh, look at all the things I wanted to have done by now but don’t”). It can be good. And you still have a chance to do those things that you wanted to do.

So, hope you had a Happy Halfway-Through-The-Year Day!



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