September, I knew I needed time to think, to try to figure out what I wanted out of life. As it turns out, no amount of relaxing dog walks would bring me the answer. After making the decision not to return to school this semester, I knew I needed to figure something out. I asked for advice from several folks, and even traveled to Memphis to try a possibility on for size. What I ended up settling on was something that caught a few people by surprise, including, to a certain extent, me.
This coming May, I will be moving to West Virginia for a year as a member of VISTA, a branch of AmeriCorps.
Y'all, I am really, really excited about this. I wanted to go somewhere entirely new, and that's what I'm doing! My assignment while I'm there is actually something decorative arts-related, and I'm so thrilled that I'll be a part of it. Between now and my orientation in May, I'll be looking for a place to live, and hopefully some people to live with. I'm hoping to get a house with some other VISTAs, but we'll see. You'll be hearing a lot more about VISTA, West Virginia, and the place where I'll be working in the coming months, as I get ready to take this new turn in my life.
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