Megan Dailor and some friends from school. She was truly an incredible photographer.Historically, this is the month I celebrate the day of my birth. This year was no different. It marked a year older and hopefully a year wiser... I also found myself journeying down the path of becoming a published author and making this dream feel ever more realistic as I went on a photo shoot with
Spring came! And on one rainy, cold, spring day, I participated in one day without shoes! A humbling process of realizing that I have so much and experiencing life differently for a day. An aside to this: today I went into the city for my first experience doing real homeless ministry and I really realized that no matter what choice I make to live simply or to give much... I will truly never understand what it's like to go without as some of these people have to go through... It's incredible to me that I can live just miles away from complete poverty. May I continue to be humbled in 2011 in how I can ease the burdens and bless others with the blessings that have been poured out to me.
The interview process was extremely intimidating. I also went to a wedding for a friend at college... My first wedding with someone that was my age... It was an honor to be a part of their special day.
love. I really have learned so much from my patients and each day it has been a growth process for me. I really found that though I don't believe this was my calling to work in this setting, I can be used while I am there. This job also has overwhelmed me with healing from my own journey through being on the other side.
In June I also grew a lot as an individual as I found myself growing into an athlete and running more and more and healing from my past. I found a love for going out and just pouring my heart out in prayer as I ran. It was truly a transformation of heart as I also lived with my grandparents and got to spend time with them.
In June I also got to work at Connections and see the perspective students fill the spots where I had been a year before. So cool to see new people come in and get ready to enter college!
I grew passionate about helping people and really just working towards blessing others. I got to participate in an adoption journey through giving monetarily... And this month to be frank, passed by too quickly.
I wrestled with my faith and what I believed in and consulted my grandparents a lot... I also really fell in love with the youth group I was working with and realized I have a heart for the youth.
August also took me to my very first Cross Country camp experience. I struggled a lot with how I fit on the team but I also grew to realize that this was something I was truly passionate about. I absolutely loved running with the team and getting to know the girls on the team...
bike rides while I recovered from shin splints. And I was able to see God's creation in a new light.
I also got to become more active in my church home away from home... As I started helping out with Calvary Assembly of God's nursery and youth group aka: Second!. It was a huge blessing to me! By the end of the month I also started going to the Young Adults group as I was able and it was really nice to find a church home here at school.