So, here I am. BSSM is done, graduation is over, and it doesn't feel like school happened. I just ended up living with the people I now know randomly, like I've known them forever and we just do life together. It's that, "Oh, that was real life?" feeling; it's pretty wild because it was my life for the past nine months! I guess the only way you can step into a new piece of life is if you let the past one go.
This year I planted myself in a small city in the northern part of California not knowing what to expect, determined to find more of God, what He has for me, what I have for Him, and what I have for this world. I lived with the craziest housemates. I procrastinated too much. I read SO MANY BOOKS. I drank coffee like it was water. I learned how to make espresso. I learned how to love people for their wild selves (I hope. lol). I did community with time and intentionality. I learned how to be in a constant state of celebrating life. I connected with people from all over the world.
Do you know those concentrated fruit juices that people mix into smoothies or something? Well, my life was like a concentrated juice these past nine months of learning Bible things and People things and worship and facing things I’d rather not and opening myself up and laying my insides out and being seen and being challenged and being loved and meeting too many people and missing familiarity and highs and lows, that all felt like an ongoing concentrate of life and now it’s over and now I rest.
This September will be another season of that, but sort of different because I'll be doing my second year at BSSM. Maybe it’ll be like a vegetable concentrate.
For now, I won’t be thinking about that. I'll just be living in New York during June for my brothers wedding and will be with my friends and fam and ice cream and every other good thing Utica has to offer, and will come back to Cali with my babe Angie in July who's doing first year! I'm super excited for her to experience first year and for life with her and for us to combine closets once again. ;) It’s been too long. This is all! I’m looking forward to MORE LIFE!
Also, sorry that I lied about more frequent blog posts than I actually post. That probably won't change:)