As the summer winds down to a close, I get the chance to reflect on what this summer has taught me and how much I've changed. I am still having trouble believing that it is already going to be Fall and time for another semester of school. Soon it'll be Halloween (my favorite Holiday; lots of exciting things for that month), Thanksgiving, Christmas than another new year is upon us.
I never would have thought this summer would make an impact on me and my life, I just knew I would be doing something exciting (and scary) for the first time. Confused? Let's rewind back a couple of months.
In January, I gave my commitment to serve as a TL for two camps in July, without even pausing to think that I had no idea what I was doing with my faith, how am I supposed to teach little ones. Fast forward to May, the finals were rolling to a close, I managed to scrape past Spanish and Philosophy with passing grades and now brought the opening season for Schlitterbahn, along with the news I'd be promoted from cashier to lead to supervisor all in the matter of 2 days.
June brought my first glimpse of how a Still Water summer would go. It also brought along my first single road-trip ever and that was exciting yet scary because it was right after the Wimberly floods so I couldn't take the planned route, but also because it would be an almost 4 hour car-ride with no one but myself. Although my parents had their concerns, I arrived safely and in one piece (minus a quick panic attack and going the wrong way). Spending 4 days out in Blanco at the Franklin Family Ranch for Tribal Leader training was a beautiful way to start the summer, and it made me extremely excited for camp in July.
July felt like a quick month with myself spending 9 days out at FFR again for camp. But it also brought along the excitement of my little sister starting school. That was a tough day to send her off into the world. After my trip for camp, July crawled by at a snail's pace.
August has been one of the exciting months for me. The first week brought me participating in the first ever Champ Camp down here in Corpus! But it also brought my road-trip to New Braunfels for my absolute favorite band, R5. I am still having a hard time believing that I actually got to see them live and in person. Plus the biggest event in my life this summer happened in August. I moved! Still trying to get used to it honestly. Even now, as I sit in my new room, typing up ideas for posts, it still hasn't hit me.
My summer has been filled with meeting new people, crazy times, highs and lows, trying new things and just enjoying life. Although it was a nice break, I am more than ready to hit up those school books and learn new things for my degree, even though I have a feeling that once school really starts up, I'll be back to counting down the days until summer vacation.
Until next time my lovelies,
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."