Think back to a year ago… do you remember where you were and what you were doing? Do you remember what you were thinking or maybe worrying about? Most times I have enough trouble remembering what I was doing yesterday, let alone a year ago, but last year at this time things were different… I had just moved to the states and I was scared stiff. Granted, I was excited about the opportunities that were ahead of me, but I was still terrified!!!!!!
But that was a whole year ago already, and looking back I realize how much life has changed for me and how this has become my new “normal”. So, being the list person that I am, I’ll list a few things out for you!! J
Life in General:
Last Year- Life was a crazy mix of trying to figure out where I was, who I was, and what in the world I was doing in the USA. Where would I go to church? What would I do with my free time? How was I going to survive school? Was I CRAZY?!?!?!
This Year- I think in general, life has settled down a little! I found a church and I have found babysitting jobs and other activities to keep my free time full. I have finished one year of school on campus and another one will start in just a few days! I still might be crazy, but this time I think it’s a good kind of crazy! J
Last Year- WORK?!?! I’m just trying to figure out what’s going on right now, let alone find a job!
This Year- I have an awesome job at Chick-Fil-A that I really do love! I have a good relationship with those that I work with and I am in the process of becoming a team leader and opener. While this job isn’t in the nursing field, there are still so many skills that I can use in the rest of my life and experiences that are preparing me for the future.
Last Year- Don’t go over the speed limit. Don’t pass busses. Don’t go over the speed limit. Don’t pass busses. Don’t go over the speed limit. Don’t pass busses.
This Year- Let’s just say that I’ve loosened up a little… ;)
Last Year- Who do I know anymore? Do people still remember me? Where in the world am I going to build new friendships?
This Year- I am blessed, what else can I say? I have so many friends and family surrounding me and supporting me that I know I always have someone to go to and others to lean on. I have built friendships through work, through church, and overall through life in general.
Last Year- What am I doing here? I just want to go home (Guate)!! How is this life ever going to feel normal?
This Year- I have two homes. Period. I have a home in Guatemala with my family, my friends and life there. At the same time, I have had to make this home for now, and even though Guate will always be home for me, it’s not a bad thing to have two homes!
How is it that a single year can feel like it goes by slowly, and yet flies by at the same time? I definitely feel like that’s how this past year has been for me! Granted, the year hasn’t been all fun and games, but it has been a growing experience! USA has become my necessary home for now, and Guate will always be home for me. I miss my family more than words can say, but I also have a “family” here in the states that are a huge support. I am one extremely blessed girl, and I’m excited to see what all this next year will bring!!
|So glad my mom was able to be here for a week!!!!|