I know it’s been a while and I have neglected this part of my life for too long. My blog was intended to be a way for my family to keep up with me on my adventure in Argentina. Being away from my normal life and my family for a month was quite the eye opening experience, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m so incredibly happy that I chose to participate in that program. But I’ve quickly come to realize that this blog has been such an escape for me and it doesn’t need to end with Argentina. I believe our whole life is a series of adventures, and I also learned that I love to write. You followed me through my experience in Argentina and now it is time to share with everyone my next adventure…..senior year. I honestly am terrified and ecstatic at the same time. I just never thought the day would finally come where I would be worried about college applications, and scholarships, and senior pictures, it all can be overwhelming. But yet again, here I am to share every experience on this blog. It’s going to be quite the adventure.
In case you’re interested, the rest of my summer was just as amazing as Argentina. Two days after I landed back in the United States, I was off again with my family to San Francisco. That was by far one of the greatest vacations I have ever been on, it had nothing to do with the location, the amazing sights, or the fact that we got to Segway down Lombard Street. It was the greatest vacation with my family because I had missed them so much and it was a great escape where we could all be together again and really enjoy each other’s company since I had been gone.
Once we got back from San Francisco, I got rejected from a Leadership program in Oklahoma City that I wanted more than anything this entire summer. I couldn’t wait to be apart of that program and really grow as a person and a leader and to have that taken away from me really put a bummer on my summer, because rejection sucks, it’s not fun. But I actually learned a lot about myself during that whole disappointment phase and learned that there are bigger and better things and I place where I will fit even better. This was something that was simply out of my control so it really pushed me to focus on other things and build myself up in greater ways. The next week I was gone…again. Except this time I got to spend two of the greatest weeks in my ENTIRE life at a place I consider my second home, Camp Ozark. This year was my ninth and final year as a camper and the whole experience was ten times better than it had ever been. I have never been happier than I am when I’m with my friends at camp having a blast and learning more and more about Jesus.
When Camp ended this year I came to the realization that Camp Ozark was the first of many lasts that I’m going to experience this upcoming year. I’ll be attending the last athletic events, my last year to ever play basketball, the last homecomings, and the last prom. While there are so many doors closing for me at The Mount, which I consider the greatest decision of my ENTIRE life to attend that high school. I also know with every closed door, the next door for my next adventure…college is just waiting to be opened. While it is the first of many lasts, our life hasn’t even started. Life is a series of adventures, explore them all, and savor every single one of them.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11