Thursday, January 1, 2009

In Transition

A new year...

(I realize I am a little late on welcoming the new year. Whoops. Perhaps I wasn't quite ready until now.)

For me, it means a fresh start, a new beginning, a new chapter of life with many transitions.

This will be my last Spring semester at Baylor. Wow. That is hard to type and even harder to swallow. Where did all the time go? Isn't that what everyone asks?

Change is hard. Change is scary. Shouldn't I embrace change? ... Yes. However, I believe that is easier said that done. For a few reasons, I have met this new year with some anxiety and some fear, rather than welcoming it with open arms. I guess that is normal.

I have been so blessed by this Christmas break at home. I have spent lazy days in my pajamas, making blueberry pancakes with my mom and watching movies. I have spent an incredible amount of quality time with my family and close friends. I have spent days relaxing in my favorite coffee shop, catching up on reading and meeting with some of my favorite people in the world. For all these reasons and is hard to welcome something new, different, and unknown when I am already experiencing something so great.

Isn't that just like us humans? Sometimes, if I am truly honest with myself, I would rather stay in my comfortable shell than embark on an unknown journey.

Today, I am thankful for an adventurous soul. This adventurous soul prays for strength to meet the new year, with its inevitable highs and lows, the joy and the hardships.

So, here is to transition...

May we all transition well.

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