Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Several months behind...

I often find that in life's busiest moments, when I have the most that I could write about, that I lack the time to sit down even for a moment to reflect. I've had limited internet the past four months and haven't kept up to date.

The last four months have been a whirlwind of activities. While I had no intentions of returning to Australia after being in Fiji, that's exactly where I found myself. My bookend Australia trips were much different from each other.

When I travel, I often think that as much as you can plan for a place, it's hard to know exactly what to expect without actually being in the place. I always wish that I could return to the same spot with the knowledge of what it's already like. That's exactly what I got to do.

My life was just as crazy on arrive back in the states. I had a week to catch up with friends, get over jet-lag and pack up all of my belongings before moving back to my hometown, Greenville, to start a new job.

Catching up with my sweet nieces was one of the best things about about returning home.

I'm going to have to write a post just about my experiences at my new job, but I cannot express how much I love it. For the first time in years, I feel like I'm EXACTLY where I need to be. A place where my gifts and talents are truly being used, while getting to experience adventures with other people.

My crew at Max Patch, the beginning of our weeklong hike of the Appalachian Trail.

These are such amazing ladies! L-R: Candler, Me, Rheannan, Abbie K, Bonnie, Abby T., Kristiana, Abby M.(yes, there are 3 Abby's!)