An anniversary is a cause for a celebration - and I have every reason to celebrate because today marks another month of the life-changing decision I made.
Exactly seven months ago today-wow! Can't believe it's been that long -- I took a leap of faith and left my old life behind to embark on this new chapter in my life.
I can't even begin to tell you how much I've learned about myself in these seven months. Well for one thing, I've learned the importance of spending more time with my family. You really don't know how precious and valuable your family is until you're away from them.
So every time I take a drive to Turlock, I make sure I give my momma an extra hug and kiss, and also tell her how much I love her.
I've learned that through every disappointment and setback I've gone through since I've been here, the stronger person I've become.
I've learned that being removed from your comfort zone and being placed in an unknown environment - which at often times can be really scary -- is actually the best thing that can ever happen to you.
It allows you to grow, to mature, but most importantly, it allows you to discover those hidden talents you never knew you had.
So cheers for another month of change and growth!