It feels like ages since I've made a post, but I guess that's because it has been quite a while. It's funny how we never seem to notice how quickly time goes by when we are enjoying ourselves. We so easily get wrapped up in our lives and fail to notice just how much has come to pass. At the season’s end, I was sad to realize that the summer was coming to a close, since I knew it would mean less time at OSR. Although it seems a bit odd, I have to say, leaving the building on my last day of work for the season felt like I was leaving home and I didn't know when I would get to return. My heart was heavy and life seemed a little bit sadder without the OSR and the people who give it life.
After a couple weeks away, I was glad to return for whatever events I could. Even in my absence, the building is just as I left it and for that I am thankful. Each time I return, it is like seeing an old friend for the first time in years. I feel so excited and anxious, like a little kid waiting for Christmas. With each homecoming, I see the places I love and the faces of the people who helped make it one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Every moment has a special place that becomes engrained in every fiber of your being.
Now months after the season has ended, it seemed timed just right to have everyone at the volunteer Christmas party. Sadly, there were a few familiar faces that couldn't make the trek, but there are few better feelings than to see a room full of people who have a love of something as much as you do. Seeing all their smiling faces made all of the set up work feel like even more of an accomplishment. So now, it is with high spirits and best wishes that I get to go to my home away from home and look towards the next season and the events that will come in the chapter of my life at OSR.