It really has been a crazy few weeks, so I felt like it would be a good idea to give you a quick update on my life. Especially since I don't actually talk about my life all that often on here.
I feel as though a lot is changing, yet staying the same. It's as though things around me are changing, but I'm still right where I was before. It's strange.
This week I am in the middle of wrapping up a play with the community theatre I'm involved with. (River City Players, and the show is called A Night at the Theatre.) Therefore, I have been practically living at Port Cape the last few weeks (and clinched the four-square mayorship of the historical bar) and haven't had a whole lot of time for much else other than work. It's been stressful at times - but the cast is hilarious and we've had a blast with the performances so far. If you're in the area come see it! It will be weird next week though when rehearsals have come to an end and my nights are suddenly free.
Auditions for the next play are coming up in a few weeks, and I'm still undecided about whether or not I'll audition. I can never stay away from the theatre for too long but my summer is going to be pretty busy.
Then my crazy summer is up ahead. Most people see summer as a fun and relaxing time. Not for youth ministry! Fun? Yes. Relaxing? Not so much. Since the youth are all out of school, that means my schedule is jam packed with trips, VBS, impromptu ice cream trips, and other activities we can't do during the school year. Hopefully I'll have time to blog, but I might be looking for another 30 day challenge to keep it going.
|My place setting for the wedding- |
I sat at the Wicked table!
Then, just before I left for Chicago I found out my roommate was moving out. (Thankfully while I was up North I was able to have some great conversations with people about life, my worries about my now former roommate and my future one, etc. It helped me A LOT.) My mom asked me the other day if it was any different now that she's gone... and it's really not. (Other than the absence of her cats - and that I am NOT complaining about!) My roommate worked nights and was a student. So when I was in the apartment most of the time she was either sleeping or in class. We saw each other sometimes, but not all that often. The only other difference is that I am paying all of the bills on my own this month. Boo.
Did you know that roommate searching is a pain? It's really hard to find someone good and that you'll get along with. I've done two interviews with people already, and I have at least one more coming up. It's going to be strange this summer having someone new pop into my life. I'll keep you all updated on that situation.
Last week I went up to St. Louis and had to say goodbye to a lot of people. Every month during the school year I go up there to meet with other ministers in the area. A lot of the people in our little group are now leaving. I'm really happy for them because God is leading them in new directions. It's just sad to see them go. We've all become really good friends over the last few years (some of us all started ministry at the same time) and I'm going to miss them a lot. Thankfully there's the Internet so we'll be able to keep in touch. I'm curious to see what our group is going to look like come September.
Then, the most exciting thing (at least in my opinion) that is happening is in 10 days...
I'M GOING TO NEW YORK!
It's only for four days, but I am so excited. I have never been there before and I'll be able to see my first Broadway show. (Newsies - squee!!!!!!!!!) I'll be going with a friend from Chicago and we'll meet up at the airport there in NYC. We don't have a whole lot planned yet (working on it) and for someone who spends her summers planning every minute and detail of youth trips, I'm a little nervous about not really having an itinerary. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a VACATION and not a youth mission trip. It's okay to not have everything planned and ready to go 3 months in advance. It's going to be such a great experience and I can't wait. Pictures will be coming, I promise!
|My tickets for the show! I'm the king (er... queen?) of New York!|
|The book I'm currently reading.|
I have a feeling God is doing a lot of changing in my life and in the lives around me. I don't know why, or what He's changing, but I can feel it in the air. Maybe it's my friends moving, people getting married, the great roommate search of 2012, or my upcoming trip to NYC. But I just have a feeling God is changing things.
I just have to be ready for the ride.
What's going on in your lives? Any big changes?