Crazy to think that some of these boys I take engineering classes with drove me nuts. Today I was put into a group not of my choice but ended up having fun and finding things in common. Plus they even did work! It was quite amazing and made me realize that my experiences the past few summers have opened my perspective and world view and I think have made me able to understand and relate to my peers better. Not always but sometimes. It felt like change when I walked out the engineering building at 6pm and the sun was still up but you could tell night fall was appraoching. I became aware that shabbat is less than 10 minutes away (from now) and that made me excited because I love shabbat and I have many wonderful memories of all my shabbats this summer. Although my friends are off at the big monthly shabbat dinner, it makes me happy. It makes me happy because there is rest and peace found in Shabbat, I found a peace of mind walking to my apartment knowing that I’ve changed. That I am with who I am. I do not need validation from others and that its good to give everyone a fair chance (because trust me a few months ago I never would have thought working with these guys would actually be productive and enjoyable). Maybe I’ve become more chill. Maybe I have seen more of the world. Maybe I’ve met worse and better guys. Maybe its because this summer I learned. I grew. I changed. And today I began to notice it. I am thankful for the team I have been put on, for the chill evening and for the soon to be start of shabbat, Ta Ta for now! Shabbat Shalom, and to all a restful and enjoyable weekend!!
Inner Change Happens When You Least Expect It