Apart but together

CCF – Campus Christian Fellowship, also my family.

Fridays are CCF days, because the coolest people in CCF will go to club meeting, and I get to see and talk to all of them. It is a community where I can find myself being a really different person, but also still a real me.

Today I thought about how I and many of my friends would move to different places in the US for high school, as well as going back to their home countries. It is sad, when I got to meet all these amazing people and at last have to say good-bye to all of them. There might be a chance we would never meet each other. Social media is a great way to keep in touch, but that real relationship when we see each other everyday will be gone forever.

But the good news is…

I will meet many, many new friends from different places, as long as I also go different places. Since I was little, I usually changed schools to a new place where I don’t know anybody at all. My friends stay in groups at school because they have known each other for years, and all I could do was to start a whole new journey. I have done that so many times that now I only feel excited about colleges. Where would I end up going? Who would be my friends and who would be my adviser that help me with everything? I wonder.

Again, we would all fly away, because we are birds from different flocks. But there is this truth: we are those birds that want freedom and knowledge. We are those that want to fly and enjoy flying. Not because we are skillful at doing that. We are scared when joining a new flock where we don’t know anyone else, but we are excited about the treasure those new places bring forth.

Hey all my friends, you are from Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Ireland, Venezuela, Vietnam, etc. I love how we have all been together at one place – CCF and classes. I love how you teach me to do things – play Frisbee, get involved in group activities, enjoy sport, and appreciate cultures. I also love how you teach me to love myself – I became aware of who I am and what I love. Reading is not what you all would do with me, but I know you all support me when I do it. If we have to say good-bye, please remember this is not an end.

In the mean time, I would try to make the most of the time we are still together. Thank you y’all!

Published by Thi Le

Human.

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