August 12, 2012

So Long...For Now.

"Sunrise, Sunset" as it is sung. 

With the Dimmick House well cleared of my whimsical collection of doo-dads and whats-its, the sturdy, yellow GPS unit placed firmly in the hands of another individual eager to serve the Farragut community, and my physical body well placed on the other side of the American continent, it seems like an appropriate time to wrap up this blog. 

My first day in Farragut after having just flown in from my NCCC service in California two days prior.

Frankly I have been putting it off.  While normally my blog are neglected from the distraction of day to day life, or even a lack of inspiration and creativity, I let this one sit this past month simply because I wasn't ready to move on.  To say that my year in Farragut was full of wonderful memories is a vast understatement.  In fact, without hyperbole, I might even venture to say that this AmeriCorps experience has been the brightest chronological highlight of my young life. 

Goodness knows I certainly didn't expect to fall head over heels for the Knox area, stormwater management, or even AmeriCorps state/national - but I did.  Hard.   Maybe it was the people, the work, the location, or just the way the stars seemed to align there concerning my life at the time, but whenever I think back to this past service year, I cannot help but feel a warm wave of nostalgia pass over me as if I were reliving the good ol' days...though those good ol' days have only just recently been let out of my grasp.

Or perhaps I'm just overly sentimental and a bit off of my rocker - but hey - it's my blog and I'll say what I feel.  It is important for me to acknowledge that my service there got me where I am now, and it is through the memories I had there, and the knowledge that I gained, that I will rely on when the road gets bumpy on my current adventure.

A sincere thank you to everyone who made my time in Knoxville/Farragut so special whimsical.  I will hold it close to my heart.

To stop my own rambling I will leave you with the River Unicorn and my final presentation to the Town.  What I fail to find the words to say, I know this whimsical creature can with just one photo.