These last 8 weeks have been a period of growth for all four of the Micah fellows. We each stepped outside our comfort zones in the hope of improving the Bay Area community that we live in. To celebrate the progress we’ve made throughout the program, we treated ourselves to a dinner at the Elephant Bar and a showing of the Dark Knight.
On Saturday, the day began with an individual reflection at Joaquin Miller park in the Oakland hills. Afterwards, the celebration of completing the program continued a with a visit to the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market. Free samples were everywhere. The sky was free of clouds. People crowded the small stands selling the freshly harvested local produce. Even on our last day, Treasha was quick to point out the noticeable differences between the Grand Lake community and the one we had lived in for the last 8 weeks. We ended Saturday with lunch at the pupuseria across the street from our home. Each of the Micah fellows reflected on the growth they’ve seen in themselves and others throughout the program. The next morning, Ryan hosted us for breakfast in the midst of all of the stress of moving out. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end this great experience.