I sat down early this month and tried to think: how do I convey in words what these last three months have been in the grand scheme of my life? Then I had the thought - Have they been anything of value?
I then reminded myself that every day, every season of our lives, has value. It's our job to increase that value and make it great. And while I didn't do that everyday, I like to think that I did over the course of summer. But the dilemma still stands: how do I put that into eloquent words? Well... I can't. So instead, here are the lists of my summer.
Things I was able to do this summer:
Be a Team Leader at Super Summer OK
Go on mission in Tacoma
Be a sponsor for three weeks at Falls Creek Youth Camp
Visit friends in other cities/states whenever I wanted
I was actually able to READ FOR FUN
What was not so awesome this summer:
My close friends were all somewhere else
I felt like I didn't connect with my old friends
Pursuing what was next in my life/in God's will
Feeling like I wasn't doing anything worth while
Feeling like I let down others concerning earlier commitments
Not being creative enough
Things I wish I had done this summer:
Woken up earlier
Read my Bible more
Been more active
Hard facts I had to face this summer:
My friends are changing and I might not be part of their lives
I may not be as responsible and grown up as I thought
I have made friends that wait for me to build the friendship
I have viewed this stage in my life as transitional and have been passing through, not seeking opportunities to serve God's Kingdom
So...that was my summer. I'm not really sure what I have to show for it.
As I prepare to board a plane this week to the United Kingdom, I realize that I am so extremely ready for this adventure and that is much needed. I can't wait to tell you all about the wonderful things I will get to experience. Thanks for reading, and I ask you keep me in your prayers.
Ta Ta For Now