My days continue to be filled with flashcards, practice exams, counting of days remaining to savor each and every moment with friends and family, eating delicious meals, watching bits and pieces of the Democratic convention, creating a blanket for my daughter’s craft business, walks, laughter, tears, and did I mention studying? 

Plans for tomorrow, next week, next month.  None of it happening right this very moment.  For in this moment, I sit still (except for my typing fingers) and gaze out my north facing window onto the still very green trees while sounds of a small airplane drone above me.  Another grey and rain showery day of the Alaskan summer. 

Breathe.  Inhale   Exhale.  This is my life.  not in the fast lane.