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Saying Goodbye to 23

If you've read my blog for any length of time, it shouldn't come as a surprise for me to state that change and I don't always get along.  Today, my 24th birthday brings a small but significant change.

It's not that I have anything against 24, but it means saying goodbye to 23, which was hands-down the best year of my life.  It's at this point in the semester at Faith Academy that the entire student and staff bodies are painfully aware of the need for more teachers next year and the eminence of several furloughs.  Saying hello to 24 means saying hello to new friendships, more change, and a larger form of cultural adaptation.  I'm only gradually being prepared for that, one day at a time.

But in honor of a great 23rd year, I wanted to ring in #24 with some of my favorite people who've helped me transition into the Philippines, and ultimately into the most exhilarating adventure of my life so far.  Here are a few pictures taken from my birthday celebration: