It was a whirlwind of a trip from Georgia to Sacramento. While I’d love to write about it here, I think I’ll save those stories for myself because my journey isn’t over. My journey has just begun. Day two of Basic Training Academy is over—9+ hour days, holla! I ran into a glass door because I was so tired this morning—My roommates and I cooked dinner (most of my food was from the local downtown Sac farmer’s market, which is one of the best I’ve seen!), and we’re tired. But we’re new to this process. We’ll adjust. And we’ll be better prepared for it. Man, do they make those 9 hours count.
Be the reflection. Know how to learn. Do service. The City Year Idealist torch symbol: each of these three layers make the flame. I feel like I have felt more time reflecting on myself and how I interact with people, how I serve, and how I lead in the past 48 hours than ever. I’ve reexamined myself, and I’ve embraced the values of others and started to learn and understand those of City Year.
In a week and a half, I’ll start serving with my smaller Sacramento team for the year. I could not be more excited. In under a month, students will fill the halls of the schools in which we will be serving. We’re getting there. Before I know it, we’ll be sending students home for winter break. I’m trusting the process, revelling in it all. It only lasts a year.
And to top it all off, I’m sleeping on a mattress tonight! It’s a wonderful life.
—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (via observando)