Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back to Blogging

I feel like I have been neglecting my writing. I feel overwhelmed with life right now, and trying to settle into a routine is a bit harder than I imagined. I think it might be fine if it was just me I was worried about, but it isn't. I don't want to become a hermit, but I find myself just wanting to stay home most nights. I also find myself working on school stuff and never being caught up. 

Does life just keep getting busier with no way to stop you're feet from running to keep up? Maybe I have already lived out the slow-paced part of my life. Perhaps this new journey will be helping me to embark on the busiest years.

Here I am, back in Missouri. Teaching at a place I never thought I would teach, and an age group I honestly thought I wasn't meant for. But I'm loving it. I'm loving the fact that I can get in my car everyday and drive to work, the store or wherever I need to be. I'm loving the fact that I can say I'm praying for you and it is received with no condemnation. I'm loving the fact that I don't have to be worried about making a mistake.

A year ago I was on a plane to Kuwait. Today my life feels very much the opposite of that. I'm thankful for the journey of last year. It helped me to see where I should go from here. It helped me to be more patient, more kind, and more understanding. As a teacher, as a friend, and as a member of the community. I don't just want to settle back into the American way of life. I want to forever understand my community from the glasses I gained while I was overseas. 

To see people through their lenses, to understand that we aren't perfect, and to be able to bring about change.

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