Adjusting to life as a Loretto Volunteer has been a challenge. Even though I have been exposed to much change throughout my lifetime, I had rarely experienced so many changes in such a short period of time. Maybe that is why, for the first couple of weeks, I felt out of place, confused, lost, and lonely in my new city.
I enjoyed meeting my housemates, my coworkers, and my ‘new grandmothers’ both at the motherhouse in Kentucky and at the Loretto Center next door. However, unsettled feelings were constantly in the back of my mind. After a lot of personal reflection time, conversations with friends, and prayer, I slowly began to feel better.