January 2, 2015 by Brittany
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston
This has been something I have been thinking about a lot lately. This past year has been a time of a lot of questions. How do I adjust to living in the U.S.? Where will I live? What will school be like? Will I feel at home? So many questions, and in a lot of ways, this year has also been about answers as well. I did a lot of adjusting this past year. Some of it difficult, some of it not so much. It was a year of changes. I lost people this year, and made a lot of new friends. I learned new things and reawakened interests I truly had forgotten I enjoyed so much. After so many years missing big life events, I was able to be present for some important ones. I was grateful to be there when we lost a member of my family, and when one of my close friends lost a member of hers. I was grateful to be there when one of my oldest friends got married.
I think in many ways I came to terms with reality this year. My life doesn’t look quite like what I imagined it would when I dreamed about it in Peru, but in so many ways it is better than I could have hoped for.
Oh, and tap water is still pretty awesome.
So I am looking forward to this new year, new questions, and new answers.