Here I am on the other side of the place I never truly believed I would see. It has been 5 years. 5 years since I made the decision to return to school and embark on my biggest adventure, and a big adventure it was. The story is not over but it is time to close this chapter. I have to say that this chapter was one of my favorites so I am having some trouble saying good-bye.
In the last 5 years I returned to school, moved into my first home with my husband, got engaged, adopted the sweetest dog ever created, started the social work program, volunteered in multiple ways that made me feel fulfilled, got married, went on a honeymoon, vacationed numerous times, celebrated the life events of multiple friends and loved ones, welcomed three new babies to the family tree, went back to therapy, graduated with my BSW, won multiple social work awards, started grad school, traded in my car for our SUV, completed two internships, graduated a second time, won more social work awards, got hired on with an agency in a clinical capacity, and documented the whole thing right here on this blog.
I am so grateful for what this blog has given me. It is so much more than a photograph, much more than a fickle memory that fades with time, this blog is me. It is my experiences from my own perspective. It is my thoughts, my feelings, it is all of me.
I have loved this space so much. There is so much that I have learned about myself here, most importantly; I am a writer. I will continue to write because this place has shown me how important writing is.
Thank to everyone who has followed me during the last five years. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Thank you for bearing witness to this part of my story.
I don’t know exactly what comes next but I do know it will challenge me in new and exciting ways. I know it will invite me to step into my greatness in ways I never thought possible. And I know somewhere I will keeping record of all of it because I am a writer and I know no other way.
Thank you again for showing up. Sending you light and love.
Jillian AKA The Idealist