Looking back on a life-changing month...
NEWS FROM LISA DUTHIE!
What I'm taking away from this experience...
The most important thing that I am taking away from this experience is a renewed appreciation for how powerful my mind and body is. My mind has the ability to allow or prevent me from doing something, regardless of how feasible the actual task is. My body is FAR more capable than I ever gave it credit for. As a result, I am taking away a greater awareness of how I allow my mind to talk me out of doing things when I am feeling bored/lazy/tired/uncertain etc.... I will strive to "get up and go," as was our attitude for adventure and exploration on the island. I also realize that I get my energy from doing things rather than thinking about doing them. I will try not to allow myself to procrastinate or to sit around and let my life go by. Instead I will do all the things that I have been meaning to do, but haven't until now realized how much actually doing them will satisfy my soul.
I also have a renewed appreciation for how much I have -boundless food on the table, a safe, warm, DRY home to live in with every amenity I could ask for, an appreciation for the amazing friends I have, and most of all a family that is caring, sharing and works as a team to look after one another.
I will endeavour to maintain a sense of wonder and appreciation for all these amazing things I am fortunate enough to have.I will take care to be thoughtful of and take care of all these things, both animate and otherwise.
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