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Nov 15, 2012

{THANKFUL THURSDAY} THOUGHTS ON TRANSITION

the term "transition" has been one that has defined my life for the past six years or so.  there was the transition into college.  the transitions home for breaks and then back to school at the end of them.  the transition back home for "good" when i graduated.  the transition into a job and grad school.  and now, i find myself on the brink of yet another transition, a transition out of that job and into a student teaching placement and my last semester of my master's work.

when i first started off into this season of life, these changes were new and exciting, but also terrifying.  during my first two years of college, i was homesick.  i cried.  a lot.  i went through the inevitable season of not knowing where my life was headed and of changing everything i ever thought i'd do.  and then, sometime in my junior year, i stopped letting these transitions scare me and started embracing them as the season of life i was in.  i'm sure it had a lot to do with the people i was living with at the time, and probably also the fact that i was just, well, growing up.

transition is one of those things that can seem daunting.  it's big, it's unknown.  but there's also an excitement and a beauty to it.  as it is now, i'm looking ahead to january, preparing myself for early mornings and days spent with sticky fingers, multiplication tables, and chapter books.  and i'm excited.  i'm thankful, even, for the opportunity that this new transition presents.  the opportunity to use my gifts and find my fit in a profession i'm passionate about and want to give my life to.

what are you thankful for this thursday?


6 comments:

  1. i'm thankful for family! i live 600 miles away from those near and dear to my heart, and i'm going to get to see them over thanksgiving weekend!! this only happens twice a year when i get to go back to my parents house and be "home", so i'm REALLY looking forward to it :)

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  2. no linkup, but I'm certainly grateful for community. be it of family, a church family, friends, or kind neighbors...i've felt very blessed by the communities around me lately!

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  3. new[est] follower. loving your blog and those shoes. can't wait to keep following along!

    stop by sometime!
    kalobandelise.blogspot.com

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  4. Great post Bets. Transitions are no fun...but inevitable. Enjoy reading your thoughts about them!

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  5. that's because during your junior year you had all of us. nothing else really seemed to matter ;)

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  6. I just found your blog and I can definitely relate to your homesickness--that was the first term of my freshmen year! I'm also a fellow future elementary school teacher (except I haven't begun my journey into a Master's program yet) so I know this will be a great blog for me to read. I truly love finding bloggers who have a passion for Jesus and teaching. :)

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