tomorrow it will be three weeks since i’ve left my home in ocean grove. hard to believe it’s been that long yet it seems like i’ve been away for such a long time. i’m riding waves of excitement, anticipation, loneliness, and fear. so much has happened in the past month:
my sister’s married.
starting my career.
leaving my family and home.
dreaming about the future.
yet i know, in all of the confusion right here, right now, is where i’m supposed to be. i am thankful for the opportunities that were practically dropped into my lap. i’ve learned from past experiences that i need to appreciate the now. i was reminded last week that i need to enjoy life. so, on days when i get to relax by the pool and read the final installment of the hunger games, i take it for all it’s worth.
i have felt the prayers from so many people and have been welcomed with open arms by new family and friends here. for that, i am truly thankful.