Last Friday marked officially one month that I've lived in Connecticut. Most of the times it feels like it hasn't been that long, but it has been months leading up to this so in other ways it feels like this has been forever. So far the adjustment has gone well... mostly I've just been busy! When I think back to a month ago...
Goodbyes in Silverton and at home were hard. I always knew they would be, but it still was challenging. The finality of it. This isn't forever, but for a time and who knows when I'll be back. On my redeye flight the next evening, the flight attendants briefed us and then the captain came on and said, "If anyone does not wish to travel with us to Philadelphia, now is your last opportunity to deplane". It was odd hearing those words (do pilots usually say that??) but my heart didn't immediately think me. I knew I was supposed to be on that plane and while it might feel better in the short-term to stay, I knew it wasn't God's plan for me right now.
The next few days were a flurry of figuring out where gas and groceries are, trying not to get lost in my apartment building, exploring the river and walking trails nearby, and waiting to hear from my moving truck. All while sleeping on a camping mat in my empty apartment (that was not a highlight). Luckily my truck came Saturday and JaNae helped me move in, and then a group of us went to fireworks in New London. I have felt so blessed for such friends out here ... I really don't know how I would be adjusting without such a warm and open church family. God is watching out for me, as always. After church on Sunday I headed up to New York for my first day of work and two weeks of training.
Housatanic River view from outside my building
New London where the fireworks were
My first day of work. Also, some of what I had accumulated after the two weeks of training.. ;) The perks of working for a CPG company. Lots of ice cream tasting too;)
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.