07 August 2011


It's that time of year again, where change is as inevitable as the AC in my apartment going out. However, this year seems like more than ever things are changing. 
1. My entire ward is changing up. I'm staying in my apartment, but almost everyone around me is moving. Last year about half of the people in my building stayed, which was nice. So it looks like this year I'm going to have to share the toys in the sandbox with the new kids in town. I'm still not sure how I feel about it.

2. My dear friend and her husband moved back to Texas. I've known her since I was fourteen, we were roommates for three years in college, and have seen each other almost every week since I got back from my mission. Now I don't know what I'll do with my Tuesday nights. I'm excited for their new adventure though, and I'm sure to keep in touch with them.

3. My boss of two years just had his last day on Friday. He was offered a really great job and so he left Independent Study to pursue a different avenue. He has been my boss since I got back from my mission and he was fantastic. That came as a big surprise to all of us and it means that a lot will change for me at work. I'm still not sure how I feel about it...

4. Many of my student employees will be leaving IS in the fall. Most of them I knew would be leaving either because of graduation or study abroads. But some have come and told me they've found jobs that better suit what they're studying. I'm super happy for them, but it just felt like I was being dumped again and again and again this week. "It's not you; it's me" resounded in me as they approached me. I'm happy for them to have better opportunities, but I'll be sad to not have them around. They are all fantastic.

So basically, everything surrounding my life is changing, but nothing is really changing with me, other than the realization that everything changes and that life is transient.

Let's see what these changes bring.

1 comment:

  1. I hope that the changes around you settle down and that you find your place again. When so many others' lives around you are changing, you're inevitably taken along for the ride. I know that you'll figure out where you need to be—you always have before.