Over the last few months, my life has shifted and changed. In June, Ben and I were married under the care of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting. We spent the summer traveling, first for our honeymoon and then for Yearly Meeting and finally for Burning Man. We settled back in Boston in early September just in time for me to start my first credit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a program that will begin my educational journey towards being a hospital chaplain. In many ways, I’m back in school full time again. In addition to the CPE Program, I’m also participating in the 18 month Soul of Leadership program, studying Herbal Medicine for Women in a distance learning-go at your own pace program (I’ve been working very slowly on this for over a year now!) and I’m preparing to be the assistant leader for a pilgrimage program to Assisi, Italy at the end of May. I’ve also started studying Reiki, having monthly sessions in spiritual direction, and I’m in process of transferring my membership to New England Yearly Meeting! With all these changes (add one more, I’ve changed my name!) comes new opportunities to explore self care, community, being married, and my loves of cooking, writing, art and music. Its a full life, one that I am deeply thankful for. As the seasons change, both in my life and in the year, I hope that I will be able to share more of my journey with my readers through writing.