Yesterday one of my friends posted on facebook that three years ago was our DCE Intern Placement Ceremony and another friend wrote a blog post looking back. I also realized that four years ago today I flew down to Irvine by myself to visit Concordia. It seems like a lifetime ago. I was a different person back then.
My experience moving to California (why I started my blog), attending Concordia Irvine and interning at my placement church stretched me, tried me, built me up, tore me down and helped to grow me into the woman I am today. As many trials as I faced, there was also so much joy and I wouldn't trade that time in my life for anything. Living in California was one of the best times of my life and it will always have a special place in my heart.
Below are links to blogs I wrote in April of each of the last three years, inspired by Dani's look back on Livejournal. Click on the dates to read the original posts.
I wish I had started blogging earlier so I could share with you April 2007 when I visited Concordia. It was one of those experiences where everything falls into place and you are filled with a peace that this is exactly where you are supposed to be. It was a beautiful, sunny weekend filled with so many little blessings.
April 8, 2008: Three days before placement ceremony (this post kind of blows me away)
April 11, 2008: The night of the placement ceremony
April 7, 2009: During my internship year (a pretty intense post)
April 3, 2010: A reminder from a fellow DCE
Where were you three or four years ago? How have you changed?