End of the Year Reflection | ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR TIME
Endings suck. I suppose you could say it artfully…“endings are the emotional equivalent of being run over by a tractor.” Ok, maybe that wasn’t so artful. I should also specify that here I am referencing the ending of things that are good: like a day at Disneyland, or the end of a good television show, or the bottom of that pint of Ben & Jerry’s. It sucks, its sad, and as people, most of us don’t enjoy being sad. Having to say goodbye to the end of a year filled with memories and experiences I have been absolutely blessed to have been given by this program and my housemates and coworkers is so so incredibly sucky. I don’t want it to be over, I want this year to stretch on into infinity! But, I am wise enough to know that it simply cannot. All things have their time, and unfortunately, this program’s time has come to a close.
I have been able to grow and learn so many things in the last ten months. A small list includes: how to budget and cook dinner for seven people, what it really means to live in and live into intentional community, learning how to write grants successfully and plan major fundraisers and events for a nonprofit, how to use my faith to connect with the community outside my home, friends, and church. I have also been able to form six meaningful relationships that I know will last a lifetime. The people that God graced my program year with have become some of the most important people in my life, and it happened in such a short time. I knew this year would be a transformative one, but I don’t think I understood just what was awaiting me until it happened.
I feel confident that I am walking away from this program with friends to last a lifetime, work and life experience that I could not be more thankful for, and a deeper understanding of what God looks like in the day to day, in the small and simple moments, in those around me, and in the community. I have come to realize that, while God is certainly present in the big moments, God lives and is made up of the small moments, the day to day, the simple. So, yes,
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