Exactly one year ago, I told myself I wouldn’t make any resolutions for 2011. This was a counterintuitive decision for one who likes to plan every abc’s to get to even the most minute xyz’s. Little did I know that this cognitive decision was His way of preparing me, making me limber and tender in facing my year of transitions.
I transitioned from living independently to living back at home.
I transitioned from living with the brother to without.
I transitioned into having a more longitudinal view of my time in Korea.
I transitioned from easy, comfortable access to my close friends to heavily relying on the world wide web (&kakao)
I transitioned into being a daughter of New Philly.
I transitioned away from my previous ideal career trajectory.
I transitioned into graduate school.
I transitioned into a Korean graduate program. This deserves 2 transitions.
I transitioned from being sick to healthy.
I transitioned from looking backwards to looking forward.
Some transitions were difficult to chew and digest while others seamlessly whisked me into a newer place. It was as if I was fighting against what was itching to fall into place and all I had to do was let gravity take its course. Regardless of the degree in which the transition interacted with my heart and my here&now, His grace shielded me ever so evidently and thus my heart became a sponge - willing to soak in every and anything. I feel Him now strengthening this malleable heart of mine. Slowly hardening into that of His - yearning for His and yearning to be like His.
2012, my heart is expectant of you.