Tuesday, January 29, 2013

the countdown begins

"People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world."
Beth Clark

Words that speak to me tonight. As I prepare for my trip to Kenya in a month, I am reminded of the specific people I met this summer. The ones who changed my life forever. I find it hard to feel as if I have a greater purpose when in the Western world. I know this is not my home forever and I have a horrible habit of rushing everything. But, for everything there is a season, and that is what is replaying in my head all night. Contentment. The goal of the year. 

And with that, my heart waits for Kenya. But I am here now, and I am going to use this time to the fullest. 


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A bit of this and that!

It's the new year, so I'll be better about posting....haha. No promises there but hopefully! Anyways since my last post all kind of things have happened. I am currently writing from North Carolina where I am visiting my sister for he holidays. These past two weeks of vacation have been a much need break from reality and I am not quite sure I will ever be ready for reality again.
Since coming home, I have caught up with friends, hugged everyone in my family (multiple times at that), taken my sisters engagement photos, caught up with a friend I made in Africa, brought in the New Year with the Avett Brothers, and had quality sister time with my best friend.
My New Year is definitely off to a great start. What did you all do for New Years? I'm not much of a New Years person, or a resolutions person, but I like the symbolizing behind the New Year. A clean slate. That's pretty cool.