Good Where We’ve Been…

Last week was a week of goodbyes. I hate goodbyes. I don’t do well with goodbyes and usually make them more awkward than needed.

I’ve worked in my position at work for three years now. I helped to build up some of our school programs where we pair volunteers one-on-one with elementary school students who needed a friend. I poured my heart into those programs and kids. I said goodbye last week.

I found a group last summer of these amazing people who have found something… something important in drumming, music, and rhythm. Every week, I’ve looked forward to spending time with this group. They’re like a breath of fresh air in the midst of a hectic, frantic, distracted world. I found them at a time in my life when I felt so alone and was searching for community. I said goodbye (but, really, see you later) last week.

But it was also a week of reflection. Last week, I realized what all I’ve been given the last couple of years, particularly the relationships I’ve been blessed with. As an introvert, investing in relationships is not always a priority. But I’ve learned the vital importance of relationships as I’ve been given more than I realized.

Good Where We’re Going To

With goodbyes come hellos, right?

As I look back in reflection I’m also looking forward. I’m starting a new journey that so many dream of but very few are given the opportunity of.

I’ve spent the past week in Harpers Ferry, WV, with my husband. I’ve seen and learned so much. But I’ve also said hello to a new community. Each day, my husband and I find ourselves remarking on how nice and welcoming everyone is. There’s something special about this community, guys.

I’m looking ahead to saying hello to the trail and its community. To fresh air, open space, and a slower pace. To being alone with myself and learning who I am.

I’m headed somewhere good. Here’s to the next part of this journey.

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