Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Oh. My. Goodness.

These last few days have been super overwhelming and amazing all at the same time. I have met some of the coolest people. Orange team has already been able to connect and relate to one another to literally become a family already. I can't wait to learn more about my team mates and become close to them. Each and every person is amazing. However, during this training week in Shocco Springs, Alabama, each team has been able to work together and get to know one another. I've made a lot of cool friends on the Aqua, Brown, and Blue team. But I am sad to say that we all have to disperse at the end of the week and won't see each other until possibly next summer. It's a weird feeling.

Ok, well this week we've had to load in equipment and prep it to be trained in how to begin the process of setting up the camp. My job allows me to do whatever I want. I can assist whoever and basically help anyone who needs help. It also allows me to learn about other jobs and learn how to run them, which is amazing. I will admit, sometimes I feel inadequate because I don't have as much knowledge as those who have worked with the equipment before. It's ok though, I will learn!

But each night a different team hosts the night of worship where they rehearse or run a night like it's camp so that they get practice. We had the first night and I had to do lyrics. Lyrics are easy on powerpoint in church....not on ProPresenter for a large and loud event. I was nervous and messed up on occasion but it's alright. Our production team is really cool and I love all of them. We all connect and support each other really well. The Rec team is very outgoing and super fun, I love them. The Missions people are very down to earth and work driven, awesome! And the "office" team is very focused and pinpoint on a lot of things which is great!

I really just can't wait to get on the road and meet kids and have the real camp happen! It's going to be an amazing summer and I know that God is going to do some amazing things in the lives of our staff, student staffers, and campers. Keep Student Life in your prayers please!

(Oh and for the record...Orange Team won today at staff recreation!! Thats where the title of this comes from...our chant.)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Beginning: I'm Blind

Alright! Soooo, the beginning of my Student Life adventure this summer.

Well I never thought I would say that I have had to wake up at the time I usually go to sleep. On this fine morning I had to wake up at 3:30 in order to make my 6:00 flight from Raleigh, NC to Charlotte, NC. Wooo! First time flying alone was weird. So me and my dad got to the airport and I had to check my bags...the most confusing thing ever. We said our goodbyes, and I went through security and then to sit at my gate. I was pretty nervous, not gunna lie. After we boarded the plane and took off it was a rough ride. We flew threw clouds, wind, rain, fog...everything. I was nervous...but the girl sitting across the aisle from me was freaking out. Hah.

So now I'm at a Starbucks (ahhhh) at the Charlotte airport...blogging. I'm so stoked to fly out to Birmingham! I've never been off of the east coast in my entire life so it's going to be weird traveling around. I have no idea what to expect when I get to the Student Life headquarters...I have no idea how many people I will meet...and I have no idea exactly what I will be doing today. All I know is that I'm going into this thing blind, but I'm so ready for it. I just pray the God would move in a mighty way this summer and change the lives of many. I'm so excited to see what is in store.

Keep Orange Team '10 and the rest of Student Life as well as the campers in your thoughts and prayers!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friends Come and Friends Go

Alright, well I feel like I have to write something on here. I can't just abandon my blogggg.

I guess since I've been home I've just realized a lot about friendships in relation to time and effort. In high school you hang out with whoever you're comfortable around or who you get along with. You may only have so much in common, but it's just how high school works...especially if you go to a high school with stereotypes. But in college you actually are forced to go out of your way to meet people; meet people who you have things in common with or who you want to be around. It may be different for other people, but I've found that this has happened for me.

It's weird. I only keep in contact with a few people from back home since I was away at school, and it's kind of unfortunate. But in the "friendship" we both put effort in to communicate, so it works. But there are so many people who I was "friends" with, that I no longer speak with. So now that I'm home, I feel like there's literally no one to hang out with other than those select few who I still stayed in contact with.

Now that I'm home though, I've realized that I genuinely miss my friends from HPU...more than my friends from high school. I just miss them being in my life? I don't know, really. I think it's just cool how close I've gotten to some people and how I've developed good relationships. And I don't usually get attached to people.

But here are some things I realllllllllllllly......reaaaallllllllllyyyy miss about school:
  • Being able to walk out of my dorm, go play beach volleyball, then go to the pool, and get ice cream from the ice cream truck
  • Randomly texting some one and going to dinner 2 minutes later
  • Bike rides
  • Sitting out on the promenade while talking and listening to music.
  • My Kappa Sigma brothers
  • My discipleship with John Sheets
  • Cru and my guys Bible Study
  • Seeing the same people every day, yet meeting someone new every day
  • Theatre...*sigh*
  • Coloring at 2:30 in the UC because there's nothing better to do
I guess I'm just reminiscing? I don't really know. But I'm done. If anyone cares... I'm listening to Relationships by Friendly Fires. (I miss how you could post what you were listening to while blogging on Xanga)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Let's Try This Out

Alright, so I've noticed a lot of people have BlogSpot over Tumblr, so I'll do 2 blogs. I think I will just use this one to blog about my journey with Student Life this summer, and then my Tumblr just for me. And then, I think I'll decide which one I like more. Who knows.