Lily, Senior Class 2018

So many decisions that need to be made: Where should I go? What should I do? How do I want to spend my days? How do I want to live my life? Senior year is full of them, isn’t it? Questions. Unknowns. Waiting. Anticipating. Wishing time would pass while also wishing time would slow down. Holding on and letting go at the same time. When I think about it, senior year is no different than many of life’s season. . . transition, change, and the exciting uncertainty of all that lies ahead.

Lily talked openly about the days ahead. About the changes that are ahead. She talked about the many directions she could go, while acknowledging the impossibility of knowing exactly what road she will travel. I loved listening to her talk about the future, all the unknowns wrapped in an unwavering bravery to tackle whatever path she decides. Life has already taught her so much–life has already taught her that she is capable.

I enjoyed meeting this senior who carried a quiet confidence and inner beauty that was evident at the first hello. I enjoyed hearing about how her Dad influenced her love of 80s music and baking sweet treats in the kitchen brings her joy. More than anything, I enjoyed seeing the way her entire face lit up when we happened upon a horse who joined her for a few pictures.

Lily, thank you for an adventurous Saturday morning. I wish you all the best as you navigate the bright future that is ahead for you. . .

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