Trial by Fire
The Jumpstart of my Service Year
I started my service term with AmeriCorps in a flurry of activity that can only be described as chaotic. Not a month before my term was set to start, I woke at night to the biggest thunderstorm I had ever heard. I stood on my balcony at 3am, mesmerized by the beautiful lightning and breathing the fresh eucalyptus-scented air of Santa Cruz. All was well.