riding the wave
not too long ago, i had some AmeriCorps wisdom imparted upon me regarding these transition weeks spent in Denver. as it gets to be later and later in your service term, i was told, they’ll only get weirder.
this has turned out to be extremely true — in both fantastic and unfortunate ways.
without going into detail or choosing sides of any persuasion, i’ll say that there’s been some shady activity this past week that has challenged my perception of what both my peers and my leaders are capable of. i have loved this organization, my unit, my team, since the moment i came to know it, them, us, but there has been a lot of emotionally draining bureaucratic bullshit going down this past week that has shaken me up a bit. as a result, our unit lost another corps member and my team has lost Christopher, which is not something i will ever feel good about, but is definitely a stupid series of events that i’m more than ready to move on from.
that being said, thank god for Julia Dykers and her excellent timing entering into this world. her 24th birthday celebration this Thursday was the perfect light at the end of the tunnel to pull Water Unit out of our funk and remind us all how much love we’ve got for each other.
happy birthday, lady. i couldn’t have asked for a better human being to pioneer the NorthWest with this upcoming year
after all that,
i’m here in Louisiana watching Breaking Bad. i flew in early yesterday morning, just in time to change clothes in the back seat of my dad’s rental car on the way to LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications graduation ceremony. my big brother’s got a masters degree — what do you know about that. i’m proud.
it’s been a lovely few days (and a much needed getaway) of strong beer, Cajun food, and my beautiful family who i’ve missed so much since i last saw them for Christmas.
it’s been a weird week, but things are looking up again, y’all.
we ship off for Albuquerque on Monday and then on to Sierra Vista by Tuesday for our fourth and final project, which is so unreal, but promises to be an amazing capstone for this incredible year of service.