This year I celebrate 30 years working with the organization known as cru. I started out 30+ years ago with enthusiasm, belief, energy, a bit of trepidation and the support of family and friends. I stepped out of my comfort zone, moved to a new state (and eventually new countries), and I took on challenges that I wasn’t sure I could actually accomplish.
I believed that I could help change the world.
I learned a new language, developed my strengths, grew in weak areas, tried new experiences, tasted new flavors, and worked with some of the most incredible people in the world. Sometimes I made mistakes and poor decisions. I loved working with others, dreaming dreams, and creating something new.
I believed that – even with my weaknesses – I could make a difference.
I trusted strangers. I loved those who were lost; I helped others grow. I changed because they taught me new ways. I asked for forgiveness and forgave those who hurt me. I shared my time, my home, and my heart with many who became life-long friends. I said good-bye too many times.
I believed that people can change.
I laughed. I cried. I mourned. I celebrated.
30 years have gone by, but the adventure continues.
I still believe…
Are you following your dreams? What do you believe?