Well, here we are. It’s been quite the adventure the past year. Writing is my healing modality, and I have not been writing. Does that say a lot? A lot has accumulated the past nine months but my heart is finally feeling lighter.
I just returned from Oregon today. I met my nephew for the first time and he is the cutest bundle of joy, literally. This year, I met this bundle of joy on a much lighter occasion.. to celebrate his father’s elder name and his brother’s fourth birthday party. Children are God’s greatest blessing. The elder name is a rite of passage that gives men extra responsibilities to provide input to their Hmong community. My entire family drove up to support my brother in law’s elder name announcement celebration.
Last week I scheduled my first in-person interview in Colorado. All of my followers – you know how long it’s taken for me to get to this point. It has been a roller coaster ride, filled with so much emotional turmoil. Everything is finally coming together. Glory and praise to God that it will all be in His plan and that I am admitted to the most fitting school to raise/expand my family. I have been working towards and praying for this moment for so many years and months.
I am still going to school full time in the Fall (to complete the remainder of my pre-requisites) and am still working full time. I am no longer a director and gladly decided, for all purposes of my sanity, it was best to step away from that. I am completing my certificate in SQL this fall and am completing another database certificate in the Spring 2020. I love learning and hope I never stop challenging myself to learn about technology, sciences, and the world. I’ve finished two books since my last post and am still short the fifty books I challenged myself to complete. However, I set such a high goal that if I finish twenty five books this year, I’d be okay with that.
I’m reading two books at the moment: Them and Strangers in Their Own Land. As the world grows further and increasingly divisive, I’ve felt it’s important for me to better understand the growing division, by educating myself on the perspective of all political sides. I am not struck with new information but it’s important for me to flag and remind myself why and where hateful rhetoric stems from: pain and ignorance. Does it make the violence language justifiable? No but it deepens my perspective.
So, lovely friends, how have you all been? Do you need a prayer?
Love and light,