Monday, April 09, 2007

The Home Stretch

Hey everyone. I know it took me a long time to get around to posting this month, but that's because I really just haven't had anything of note to post about. A lot of things have been going on, I guess, but none of them seem "worthy" of the blog. I guess I'm just not one of those people who can post about what I had for breakfast this morning or what song is currently playing on my (imaginary) iPod.

Easter Break was a good time. I saw some friends and family, but nothing spectacular happened. I suppose I cherished it a bit more than usual. I found out at the start of the break that a girl on my floor was killed in a car accident on her way home. She wasn't a close friend of mine, but the news was still shocking and it made me cherish my time with my loved ones much more than usual. Like I said, I didn't know her well, but she did have a wonderful sense of humor and could brighten up any room. Please pray for her family and friends in this time.

In other news, I realized today that I only have four more weeks left in college this year. Can you believe it? Time has flown by so fast, I really don't know what to do with myself. My parents and others say that it's only going to go faster, and that makes me more than a little nervous. I mean, I remember distinctly the night I created this blog. I remember moving in to the dorm, and meeting all the people who are now my best friends. It's been one heck of a year, and I just don't want it to be over. Then again, I do really want it to be over, because I don't want to stay here. I guess you could say that I've moved on from Freshman year: the dorm, the parties, the classes. But on the other hand, I'm nervous about what the future has in store for me.

Well, at the very least I have something to look forward to this summer. It looks like my plans to be a camp counselor at a local Christian camp are actually happening. It's not definite yet, but if it is, I'll be spending 50+ days this summer leading a group of kids in all sorts of outdoor adventure activities. Since I've gotten no indication that it won't happen (and my phone interview went extremely well), then I'm going to go ahead and get super-excited ahead of time. Actually, some could say I'm downright giddy about it. :)

Oh well, that's what's going on around here. I'm in the home stretch of this school year, and all I can say is that it's been a ride. Hopefully there will be a few pleasant events before it's over though. Here's to a blessed four weeks!


Amanda said...

Hey Donny,

This note is to let you know that I’ve awarded you the Thinking Blog Award for blogs that make you think. If you’d like to participate in this award:

1. Simply add the graphic to your blog and link it back to The Thinking Blog.
2. Write a post awarding 5 of your favorite blogs that make you think.
3. A link back to the person’s blog who awarded you would be appreciated =)

That’s all there is to it! I’m presenting this award to you because your blog make me think on a regular basis. Be blessed and pass it on!

The graphic can be found here.

That is also the link to the post detailing the award which you should link your award to.

Here’s the link to my post mentioning your blog:


Amanda said...

Errr... I meant Jay! (Can you tell I was copy/pasting?)

Norm! said...
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Norm! said...

I have to admit to being really envious that you're going to be spending your summer at camp. I LOVED the summers I spent at Christian camp (as a camper) and always admired my camp leaders. There is just something so spiritual about being outdoors.

I'm sure you'll make a great counselor. Have you picked-out your nickname yet or is it too soon to get your hopes up?

Jay said...

Hey Amanda!

Yeah, I can tell you copied and pasted. But look at it this way: Now that I know this mistake in naming can be made, I'll be extra careful to watch out for it when I copy/paste that message into my five favorite bloggers' pages. Isn't it wonderful how your mistakes can be of benefit to others? :)

Thanks for the props, girl.

And Norm, I'm super-excited. I've never been to camp so I'm not sure how it will work out, but I think it'll be a great experience. My nickname with my friends is "Breezy" but that's mainly just derived from my real name (which isn't Jay, FYI). I have no idea what the kids will call me.