no, i live here.

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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.

moving.

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.