This has been a very busy and hectic time for me and so there has been no blogging. There has also been no time to organize my thoughts into anything anyone would want to read but I miss writing so....I figured I better get back to it, ready or not!
The last two months have been a time of endings and beginnings; both coming with their own unique actions and emotions and both leading into each other.
First, there has come the ending of my ten year stint with Communities That Care. It has not been easy to say good-bye, especially to all the kids I have worked with and loved over the years, It has not been easy to say good bye to teachers, facilitators, and friends with whom I have shared many good times and bad; laughs, tears, joys, frustrations. I will miss them all. There isn't much time to grieve though because this ending has already morphed into a new beginning; the start of my new job as a full time therapist with Catholic Charities in Lancaster. As I take on this new role, I am excited and crazy with anticipation about the new things I will do and the new people I will meet. Sad and happy, ending and beginning, hand in hand.
The other big ending/beginning was/is my daughter's high school graduation. My baby girl, my youngest child has left the last denizen of childhood and even though she's still a baby to me, she is now on her way to adulthood. It seems like yesterday, as we all say, she was just a little girl...and now, she's all grown up. Graduation is and always has been a bittersweet time full of joy and pride for the achievements made yet tempereed by sadness for time gone by. I felt it at my own graduation and at all of my children's special days. So there is the ending and here comes the beginning; an idealistic, optimistic young adult unencumbered by cynicsm, trepidation, and hesitation, starts a new life journey with clear eyes and open heart. Sad and happy, ending and beginning, hand in hand.
So here we go my daughter and I; ending together and beginning together. Look out world. here we come!