The past several years of my life have been anything but simple. There have been so many times that stressed has literally made me sick. As fun as the college life can be, it can also be the hardest. It's a time when I am learning how to cope with the struggles that arise during adulthood. I know that it is only going to get harder, but at times I feel like nothing could get worse. I am grateful for these experiences that I have had because I feel stronger. Each that trial I have overcome now feels like a distant memory that reminds me of where I have come from and where I am going. As excited as I am about the future, I can't not be grateful for these times when my life has been simpler. I am grateful for this simple summer. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to relax. Don't get me wrong, I am not sitting around all day doing nothing. I am working hard to save, build important relationships, strengthen my faith, and take little steps towards my goals. It has been a wonderful calm before the storm of next semester. Who knows when my next "Simple Summer" will be, or if I even have another, so I am trying to take advantage of this one. Simplicity is key.