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.