Hello there Internet!
Wow, what have I been up to? Now that’s a loaded question, but I’ll try to answer as best as I can without rambling. (No promises though! )
If you watched my last video, you will know that I am currently working at a camp in my area called Riverwoods, which is part of an organization called Fox Valley Christian Action. I’m at the camp now, and it has been so crazy! The Leadership Team is all here now, and we’re enjoying spending time working together to get ready for camp through all of our different roles. Not only are we preparing for camp, though, we’re also going through an intense spiritual “boot-camp” while we’re here. This involves having one day a week that is entirely devoted to prayer, fasting, and worship, as well as having spiritual and other leaders from our communities come in to speak to us on other days. For me personally, this whole experience has been eye-opening as I’m being introduced to some radically different ways that people interact with and experience God.
Of course, I miss my family and my friends (both those at home and those from Judson) like crazy, but it won’t be long until I’ll be able to visit them!
If anything that I’ve mentioned about Riverwoods has caught your attention, please go check out our Facebook page. One of my jobs for the summer is to begin managing Riverwoods’ social and creative media, so I’ll be doing a lot on that page and elsewhere this summer!
Still working on that novel….?
Yes! For those of you who have asked me, yes, I am still working on The Grey Mansion, the novel I drafted way back in November during NaNoWriMo. And although it’s slow going during the editing process, especially with everything else going on, I’m working through a great program called AuthorLaunch, which was founded by author and speaker John Acuff. This includes weekly lessons as well as videos to help writers along in the long process that goes from first draft to publication.
Really this is just a small space for me to talk about my favorite things, so here we go! Please go and check out any of the things I’ve got listed here, and let me know what you think in the comments!
Favorite Recent Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron (No surprise there)
Current Favorite TV Show: Marvel: Agents of Shield (I haven’t finished Season 2 yet though so no spoilers please!)
Current Favorite Snack: Fairtrade Earl Grey chocolate by jelinachocolatier (found it at meijer and it’s amazing!)
Current Favorite Tea: Her Tea by YourTea (I am really enjoying this tea company! Go check them out! Their teas are really good for you and taste awesome too)
Youtuber(s) I’m Binge-Watching: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Tea, books, tea, Le Mis, London, Music, Disney, did I mention tea?) Rhett and Link (Gooooooodddd Mythical Morning!)
Current Favorite Quote: “Live the full life of the mind, exhilerated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” -Ernest Hemingway
What I’m Looking Forward to: Camp starting in June!
Thanks for checking out today’s post everyone please subscribe to this blog and keep coming back for more! Hopefully I will be writing more and doing more videos as I get into the rhythm of this summer. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon!