I am still weighing the option of North Carolina and New York. It's funny cause every time I talk w/ Ginna she asks, "Is it NC or NYC today?" :) I LOVE being home, I LOVE my family and spending a ton of time w/ them but I don't necessarily feel connected to NC. I often find myself thinking about New York and my friends there. The grass is always greener, so they say, but I don't feel convinced that my time is up, up there. I think one thing that's been impressed upon my heart is serving the City. I don't think I did a good job of that in the past few years, which is one thing I felt called to do in the very beginning (more on that later). So there's the vision of going back w/ a servant's heart and getting more involved in different ministries and community projects.
I do feel torn, though. I made a life up there but I love my family so dearly and have enjoyed spending so much time with them. It really is very special to hang out, eat dinner & do every day activities together. I'm going to continue to pray & think about next steps. But I will close this blurb by saying that this morning I was washing dishes and it dawned on me how I really, really, really want to have the 3rd annual Thanksgiving dinner at my apt w/ friends. I know, it's crazy to already start to think about that in June!, but it really is one of my favorite things. Plus I love to maintain traditions.
Speaking of family, today I went to my godson's second grade promotion. Brooks is my cousins son, and he is 100% boy. I love this picture of us because you can tell he is just too cool for his fairy godmother. I am proud of you, Brooksie!