And… Life goes on, I suppose.

Take a step back…and take a deep breath. Take time to look around at your life, at this very moment. Realize that the people around you are sharing this very same moment. Take another breath and notice the stillness around you; it’s actually quite peaceful, isn’t it? Pause, and take in the entirety of this unique atmosphere because not a single moment in life can repeat. Now blink… and now a year has already gone by.

This is it. My year on Interact District Council is over. And all I can say is, “Life goes on…” In this year of many difficult challenges, I was given the amazing opportunity to be a part of Dreamin’ District Council and meet some of the best people I will ever meet. Although we’ve all come from different paths and backgrounds, we came together to create something truly beautiful: a lasting bond. I honestly don’t know where I would be without these people in my life. These world changers and leaders have affected and influenced the lives of so many people, but on a smaller scale, they have changed my world.

Life has a funny way of showing us the beauty of things in retrospect. It makes us wish we took more time to appreciate those around us in these little moments. Although I didn’t get the opportunity to connect with every single person on Dreamin’ DC, I know that I can trust you all with my innermost emotions. You gave me a home away from home: something that I will truly miss. I will miss the smiles, the laughter, and even the tears. While we may be going further away from each other, we will always share a bond through our time on DC. I will always cherish the memories that I have created with you all.

So, wherever life may take us, I know that there is always a home to come back to when I am with you guys. Until the next time we can all meet up, life goes on, I suppose…

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