And just like that… Summer flew right by. Now I only have a week left until college starts up, and while I’m eager to get back into all the school stuff, I want to enjoy and make the most of this last week of no schedules.
This summer has been a good one. A quick recap of what happened:
I spent a couple weeks home, hanging out a lot with good friends and making a lot of awesome memories. Then…
I spent several weeks working in the kitchen at a christian camp. It was great; I’ve worked there before and know most of the staff there really well. In the evening, when we weren’t working, the staff played games, or watched the Olympics together, or just hung out some evenings, which was fun. Some other evenings I just spent in my room having some down time, as I was so tired from that day’s work that I needed to get off my feet or spend a little bit of time alone (I love people, but I’m just a bit introverted and need a little time by myself every so often to recharge), and would read my Bible, or answer emails, journal or do handlettering. When we were working, we often played music to make things more fun. We played For King & Country, Rend Collective, and Phil Wickham many times, as well as “Geronimo”, “Baby Baby” (the contemporary version featuring Tori Kelly), “Gone Like A Freight Train” (a classic in the camp kitchen), and “Brother” by NEEDTOBREATHE (one of the best songs ever). We washed so many dishes. I burned my fingers repeatedly while stacking hot plates. I made nearly all of the gluten free baked goods. Sometimes they turned out well, and sometimes they didn’t, so they didn’t tempt me (a good thing; I can always use fewer carbs and sugars in my life). One of the best things about this summer was on the weekends, during staff meetings, when we would tell and hear stories of how the week went and how God worked in the lives of the campers that week. Oh, so good. In short, it was a good camp season, and I am thankful and blessed to have been a part of it.
Now I’m back home, and it feels nice, although not a ton is going on these days. I’ve been setting up my new room, which has been fun (I switched rooms, due to old roommates moving out and new ones coming in). I’ve been putting artwork and handwritten quotes all over the walls, unpacking and such – and sometimes just laying in front of the fan. We don’t have air conditioning, haha. I don’t have an actual bed frame yet, so I’m sleeping on a mattress on the floor (which isn’t all that bad, but once it gets cold and I start seeing mice, I’ll want to be off the floor).
When I haven’t been setting up my room, I’ve been reading for my first class, early. Or helping my friend address wedding invitations while watching olympics and seeing that 1st place tie happen in men’s swimming. Or going with a couple friends to “Targhetto” (a Target in the ghetto, pretty self-explanatory) and then to a used bookstore (I found so many classic children’s books that I had read in my childhood, and I wanted to buy them all! I totally would have if I weren’t a poor college student trying to be frugal, haha). Or biking to a coffeeshop and then (currently) waiting for the rain to stop so we can go home.