A year has passed since the most bittersweet day of my life. A day where I, along with 59 of my closest friends, no...more like family, put on that famous cap and gown and bid farewell to BFA and said hello to 60 different adventures stretched across the world. I often have thought back to that day with tears in my eyes, missing all those who turned their tassel along with me.
When I stood on that stage a year ago, I never could have even begun to guess what the next 365 days would hold for me. I couldn't imagine the people I'd come to love, the new places that would soon feel like home, the wisdom I'd learn from living independently, and the ways God would show himself to me time and time again. It's exciting to think about how much a year can hold. I hope with all my heart that the other 59 of you have similarly experienced how greatly God provides, no matter where in the world this last year has taken you.
It is hard though to acknowledge that now it has been over a year since the BFA part of my life ended, but as C.S. Lewis said, "there are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." What we left behind on June 2nd 2012 was pretty great, but I know that what is ahead has the amazing ability to be far better than anything I'd ever expect.
Here's to Jahr Zwei nach BFA. May it exceed your current expectations that you have for it. Jahr ein definitely did.