At this time last year, newly married Matt and I thought we were going to go to Korea and teach for a year…and then we didn’t (luckily we both realized that it just wasn’t right for us at that time).
And now, here I am a year later starting midwifery school in ONE WEEK. Holy moly.
September always feels like the beginning of a new year–September is January’s cousin. I can’t tell you how excited I am go pick up my back to school supplies and spend time on campus. There is something so infectious about a university campus in the fall–the colours, the leaves, the new students, the books…I could go on. Maybe what I like about September (and January, for that matter) is the potential they both bring.
potential for infinite learning.
potential for new friends.
potential for a new passion.
potential for a new career.
In many ways where I am today is no where near where I thought I’d be last September. But luckily for me–it’s better.
Of course on top of all my excitement about starting school are questions…will i make good friends? did i make the right choice? are we going to be ok with me only working part time? am i smart enough? and so on and so on.
Despite my fears the potential of a new school year that I mentioned above is overpowering and intoxicating. I love learning and I really love school. I think I could be a student forever (although paychecks are really nice too).
All of this is to say — I am really excited for this new chapter…only 6 more days!
*i took this photo on a drive up to visit Silver Lake, the camp I used to work at. the sky was so ominous–it was incredible. then it rained for 10 minutes before the sun returned*