love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
about a week or two ago, i got a call from a friend that i haven’t spoken to in a long time. this friend was more like a sister to me because we could go months without talking, but when we did, it was just like jumping on the bicycle again. so many of our life experiences were the same and i never felt like i needed to explain myself with her. but as things happen, we sort of drifted apart, not because of a falling out or anything. but because we got side-tracked by this thing called life. and then i got married and moved away.
today, i got a call from one of my closest friends from college. same story- when we hang out and talk, it’s as if time hadn’t passed. but we can let many months lapse due to being sidetracked by life. and as any of my friends will tell you, i’m HORRIBLE with calling people. as a matter of fact, i just got an email from my mother about not calling my father yesterday for his birthday. i’m a terrible daughter. sue me.
anyway, i digress (that’s another blog for another time). it seems like God is rekindling all of my new york friendships and further confirming for me that new york is truly home and the center of all things “me.” even my teaching situation. everything sounded good at the time, but it’s truly not for me. i’m feeling burnt out and it’s still august. i know it’s just confirming that i’m truly done with teaching in this capacity.
so all that to say, i’m starting a new ticker with my countdown to new york. i’m tired and i just hope that this year (i count years by a school calendar) will be one that allows for closure and solidifying all the lessons i will need for returning home.
today’s affirmation: when God speaks, listen.