Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This is What We Do

With school officially in full swing, and me with a second and a half to catch my breath before we transition into the next thing, I wanted to take a part of that second to reflect. I spoke with a friend of mine a few days ago. We laughed about our craziness. As we unfolded our respective plans/obligations, we took turns looked wide-eyed at each other as it just kept going...and going...and going. I thought to myself that most would be super overwhelmed...but for this point in my life, this is just what I/we do.

We are a clan of INVOLVED folks. We don't spend a whole lot of time wading in the shallow end. We slip into the deep end. It's not always comfortable. It's not always warm and cozy. It's not always wise. But as a result, we're strong. We have a link and an investment in each other, in our community. We know things because we do. We do because we care. We do because it makes us stronger. It makes us better. 

I'm the first to admit that my plate is full, but not desperately overflowing and unmanageable. The choices I make, the time I commit to WHATEVER is meaningful. And I usually come away with an incredible sense of perspective or development personally. I support my friends, my littles to take whatever (calculated) risks to care and to learn first-hand from seeing things and places. To try new things and as a result have a memory associated with the experience. 

This is what we do. We love. We give it all we can. And while it's not always easy, it's been absolutely worth it.