Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bittersweet Goodbyes

The month of July is always an interesting one in the AmeriCorps program. Not only does it signal the end of our program year and the completion of over 1700 hours of service in the community, it also means that future plans are finally coming to fruition and members start moving on. Naturally, everyone tries to jam-pack as much as possible in that last month. Of course, I too abided by this rule of thumb. Instead of writing copious amounts of paragraphs about these experiences, I'm just going to let my photos do the talking...

4th of July Weekend

Celebrating Cassie's last night at Johnnie Brown's!
Showing off our patriotism at the pool
One last glorious BBQ at the North Pool (before the rain started)
Phetsada and I!
Having fun with my new underwater camera
Typical group shot of Nick, Jess, and I
Key West

Cassie and I ready for a night out on the town!
Jess and I
In front of the Smallest Bar
Celebrating our last week in the AC program in style!
Taking in some glorious Florida sun!


One last night out on the town
The end of US Highway 1

Only 90 miles from Cuba!
AmeriCorps Graduation

The EdVenture crew at Graduation
Carly and I! Dynamic duo right here!
Anne from the Boynton Beach City Library - definitely a lifesaver and awesome woman!
Cassie, Hallie, Sara, myself, Jess, and Krystle
With Braudrey one last time...gonna miss working with these two
Sara and I with Kristen Calder, the Literacy Coalition CEO
The group! We did it!
One last picture with the boss man Brad
The Last Weekend...

Getting ready for one last trip to Renegades

Cathy's little one, Lillianne Elizabeth! Honorary Member #41 (or something like that)
One last picture before heading our separate ways...

Needless to say, the last few weeks have been filled with great memories and lasting adventures with some of the most important people that I've come to know during my time in Florida. As I venture back to Iowa, I will definitely hold on to these experiences and look forward to the next chapter of my life - Colombia and the Peace Corps!