Settled Change

“I’m trying to be happy.”
~Johns Hopkins Security Guard resting underneath the shade of a tree

I’ve been a bit busy. Two weeks ago I biked to DC using backroads, the BWI Trail, and the Anacostia Trail system. I then hung out with some friends in New Jersey, and then led a high school Christian service trip in Germantown, Philadelphia. I spent the 4th of July appreciating art and coming to terms with signing a lease for a new artist loft and studio space that I will call home starting in August.

 Bubble Day in Hampden

Bubble Day in Hampden

 Orlanda Pulse Vigil,  Ynot Lot

Orlanda Pulse Vigil, Ynot Lot

I have had a lot of time doing what I want without having to worry about a normal job, and it has been therapeutic. I feel as if I am finally feeling more excited about the future and more sure of myself and my life here rather than worrying about dying or getting lost reminiscing about my Peace Corps experiences. The theme of this summer has been assurance and confidence that I am willing to face the challenges of life ahead. I finally feel as if some of the lingering dust from my Peace Corps days have settled and I am no longer just surviving but thriving.

 Guilford Ave Bridge into Station North Arts District

Guilford Ave Bridge into Station North Arts District