There is something about new things that we find appealing. Some find joy in new opportunities, new friendships, or other new things. After a while, it we do not take the proper care of new things, we quickly become bored and cast them into a pile of things that no longer bring us satisfaction after the newness has diminished.
You might have felt like you would succumb to the rain. You might even have felt like the heat would never cease. In spite of it all, despite of what your senses said, you have grown stronger and more resilient.