Hi tumblr friends,
It’s been a little while since I completed my blog, and I actually have some exciting news to share: I was offered an AmeriCorps VISTA position at my alma matter! I could not be more excited about the position and what it offers. I’ll be working in the campus garden, organizing student volunteers, partnering with local charity organizations, and, most excitingly, getting into the classroom with opportunities to teach about sustainable living, food justice, and social awareness. The position starts in July, so I will stay out my position I have locally now and then move into my new apartment with my dear kitten.
The reception from people who have been pulling for me for the last year has been amazing as I’ve shared my great news about the VISTA position. Marti was actually moved to the point of happy tears when I told her tonight, and I was overcome with the same wave of emotion last night when I told Jacob. I can still hardly believe it, but I should: my main interviewer told me that faculty and staff at SU found out I’d applied to be the VISTA and brought forth unsolicited recommendations for me. What a great community, and now I get to go back.
On the way back from the VISTA interview, my car broke down half a mile from my house (seriously, right?), which leaves me in the market for either a new car or a year or so without a vehicle. I haven’t yet decided what I want to do. I’ll save a lot of money by nixing the car but know that I’ll be more or less contained to Selinsgrove without my own vehicle. We shall see if I bring home a little Subaru.
Lily is as lovely as ever. Warren is even looking up. My best friend from elementary school and I had a multi-hour dinner together last night to catch up. Our reintroduction was a healthy move for us both because we can finally interact with someone else who knows about the world outside of this small town—and small state.
I cannot even express how excited I am to have such a positive change in my near future. Thank you to everyone who supported me along the way.
P.S. Sorry there is no photo today! I hardly seems like a blog post without one, but I just wanted to share the great news.