where did the semester go?

seriously, when did the final week of classes arrive? and who made the brilliant decision that i’m actually ready to graduate and move on?

wasn’t me.

but in the midst the jumbled emotions (shock/dismay/nervousness/excitement), i must confess that i’m ready for the next steps.

i’m ready to be done with my finals (one down, four to go).

i’m ready to graduate [again].

i’m ready to be ordained.

i’m ready to be a pastor in my first call.

but the one step i’m not sure i’m ready for is leaving my friends at seminary. i’ll miss this community and the people i see on a regular basis.

what scares me most about making the next transition is that i’ll never see/talk to my friends again. that i’ll simply move to north dakota and lose contact with people who have helped me grow and who i’ve enjoyed watching grow to be leaders in the church.

big fears that may or may not turn out to be true, especially since i’m thinking worst-case-scenario.

i’m not the only one with these thoughts, which is somewhat comforting.

but that doesn’t change the fact that the end of the semester is nigh…and i’m not really sure how i’m going to navigate the few remaining weeks at luther spending time with friends and yet packing to leave…

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