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Monday, September 04, 2017

10 Months, 4 Seasons, Countless Life’s Lessons


Autumn
The memory was still vivid like it happened not eons ago-  multi-colored works of arts, a riot of colors mostly shades of yellow, red and orange, and views from above with objects that glistened like lilac hue. It was autumn and the scenery was painted distinctly on my mind since it was my first time in United States. 

The smell of ripe earth and the feel of mellow, golden sun on my skin left that taste of nostalgic reminiscences of so many firsts as soon as the plane landed on the airport. The joy was immeasurable when I saw the ‘Michigan’ sign. The first few days were days of tears as my husband and I would stare at each other still in disbelief that we were finally together.

Winter
The frigidity of winter rain came so fast as soon as I had my first ever celebration of Thanksgiving. Not surprisingly, it was also marked by another first- my first taste of turkey. 

Soon, I watched my boots over the frozen sidewalk. Not long after, my first glimpse of the white snow flakes as they fell from the sky. My husband watched me as my eyes grew huge in bewilderment, and like a child, I jumped up and down trying to catch the soft pieces but they ended in my mouth instead.

My first Christmas with my husband couldn’t be more perfect- carols playing softly, his arms around me, and miles and miles of trees blanketed in snow.

Spring 

Just as I thought it couldn’t get any colder, the snow melted away. From the once barren brown trees sprang new signs of life. The air was scented with flowers blooming. The air was warmer and the cold breeze finally became gentler and breathed new life to once desolate landscape. 

Again, my first glimpse of the magical fairy tale where brilliant rays of new life emerged. It was also my first birthday here marked by another first with a ten-mile-walk at Pictured Rocks and an eight-mile-bike at Mackinaw Island- two of the top destinations in Michigan.

Summer
The old adage hit me with reality again. Time indeed flies so fast. As I basked at the scorching heat and the ball of fire in the sky blazed a brilliant amber, there was this dawn of realization that summer completed my four seasons. Though the word ‘firsts’ probably capped off everything, I could not deny the fact that my new life here is also a collection of new learning experiences.
Countless Lessons
Yes, there were myriads of lessons. Cleaning the table after eating at fast-food restaurants would be on top of the list. Then the rest could just be summed up with the seasons- raking leaves during fall, plowing snow during winter, and mowing grass during spring and summer. Yes, starting anew was a bit scary and definitely was not easy but so long as you fill your hearts with faith, hope and love, then life is worth basking in the beauty of the four seasons. Officially celebrating my ten months here in the U.S.A., four seasons, and countless life's lessons. 

"This life is an enduring and complex journey, but finally I have reached the point in my story where I am appreciative of where I've been, proud of where I am, and excited about where I have yet to go.” 







36 comments:

  1. It sounds like you've had a wonderful time in the states so far, I am so happy you and your husband are finally able to be together and I hope you keep enjoying great new experiences.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, we're having a lot of fun.

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  2. That's such a wonderful life experience. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. The beauty of words. I like the way you describe the experience of stepping foot into the USA. Please write more stories like this. Congrats on finally meeting your husband.

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    1. Thank you for the visit on my blog, Tanyi!

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  4. Nice to know that you are enjoying your time in the USA. May you continue to have a great time and share them with us. :)

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    1. Thank you! I definitely enjoy sharing all my experiences.

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  5. Loved how you put into words your experience there..Its almost feel like i am reading a poem..thanks for sharing

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  6. Love it! Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  7. This is such a great experience, so happy you met your husband.

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  8. Great post and I’m glad that you are enjoying your time here!

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  9. Thanks for sharing with us how you spent your four seasons it was very interesting to read and I look forward to reading more about your journey. Keshia Richmond

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  10. It's crazy how fast time flies. Love that you are taking the time to reflect back on the lessons learned each season. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love your words! You're very lucky that you and your husband finally together I 'am looking forward to read more about your life journey :)

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  12. Michigan is a wonderful place, especially the place you went. I am glad you enjoyed the States!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your view on the 4 seasons and how you spent them, I am sure there were a lot of lessons that you learned and there are still more fun times and lessons to come, don't dwell on the passing of time just enjoy the moment

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  14. What a beautiful words to share! Such a great read.
    -myweethoughts

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  15. Your posts always sound a bit likely poetry! I love the change is seasons-- my number one favorite thing about living where I live.

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  16. This was so beautiful to read! I am so glad you have been enjoying your time in the states! You write beautifully!

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    1. This was mine recip: Kim - thislovefilledlife

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  18. Great Post and Pictures. Feels great to read this :)

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  19. I love your intake on taking photographs for every season and the poetry like reading experience.

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  20. This is one of the most interesting blog that I have read about Life lessons.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. You are a great writer! Welcome to the states! Im glad you’ve been enjoying your experiences here so far!

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  22. I love this post, I'm glad you're enjoying the States. I don't live there but if you go to the right place, I've heard it can be wonderful.

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  23. Words used to explain the seasons you enjoyed truly are intriguing. It was so beautiful to read.

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  24. Looks like you had so much fun! I love it.

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  25. Seems you are enjoying this time. I like winter season. I really liked the pictures and your experience.

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  26. Seems you had a lot of fun. Enjoyed reading this post. Pictures are just amazing.

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  27. Nice post. Personally, I love Spring season more. Winter always make me sick. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  28. I’m happy for you.. your writing is beautiful 👍🏻

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  29. Love that you composed this post with the seasons. Beautiful photos and I’m glad you’re enjoying your time in the states!

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