You know when you take a photo and everyone is looking at the camera, smiling, and the background is framed perfectly? You know you've crushed it, and you walk away happy that the moment was captured forever in the best way. Then, when you take a closer look, you notice it's just slightly out of focus?
I feel like that's how I have been living for a while lately. That life around me is going really well--work, school, church, friendships. When I think about what God is doing around me, it's hard to say it isn't great. But, it's easy to lose focus and end up spiraling in my own thoughts, and wake up sometimes feeling like life is awful.
But this last couple weeks, I had the privilege of sitting with students across Carey in focus groups. I heard about what is going well for many of you, what you love about Carey, and ideas you had around improvements that could be made. It was encouraging to hear some of your journeys, and how you have been impacted during your time here. And Carey has changed because of your investments and outputs.
I feel like these last couple weeks, God has been incrementally focusing the lens for me. And, it's no secret that we have amazing students, and I am grateful for God using your stories to give me a bit more perspective. I hope, as you focus on the home stretch of the semester, you can see clearly what God is doing in and around you.