I've been reminiscing lately about high school. Despite my awkward height, the scratchy uniform skirts, the braces, and endless homework assignments, I loved those four years. Looking back at that time, I appreciate that I was able to learn about myself, try new things, make my first big decisions...all within the safety of living at home surrounded by family and friends.

There's no word other than joy to explain working with high school seniors like Lexi. I spent our time together soaking up her enthusiasm and vivaciousness. She's driven, smart and kind. But the greatest part of working with seniors? They seem to be the best at both living in the moment and waiting in excited anticipation for the future. It's a skill that I envy and one that I plan to make more of an effort to practice.