Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Some work








Just some photos I have been fooling around with.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Life Well Lived

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit…what a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson


On Saturday, my family and I attended a beautiful memorial service for a member of our church, Ron Menendez.  Ron was the smiling, name remembering, youth inspiring, bright, funny, problem solver at our church.  He had the uncanny knack to remember everyone, was always ready with a smile and a hug any time you saw him.  He died suddenly and unexpectedly, and his absence will be ever-present in our community.  Rest easy Ron.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I wish.

Je tiens je parlais fran├žais. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Photos from Jockey Hollow

Spent the day playing at Jockey Hollow with Viv.  It was perfect weather for photography (well, before it started to rain anyway) and Viv even sat for me while I took her picture in the orchard.  Thanks Viv!!























Saturday, August 14, 2010

Adventures

I just got back from a great trip with the camp that I work at.  We went to NYC, Philly and DC.  Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos I took (325 was the grand total!)  Enjoy!!
Philadelphia 

 
30th Street Station

 
Dragons in Chinatown


Flowers near the Liberty Bell


Flowers outside of our Hostel


Horses from the stable near our Hostel


Independence Hall




The Magic Garden




Sunday, August 1, 2010

Standstill....

I am decompressing after three of the busiest weeks of my life.  My ankle is much better, I own a new orange shirt that I LOVE, and I am still trying to figure out what I am going to do after August.  I am so up in the air about what I want to do... really, in my heart, I want to work with youths in an outdoor setting year round.  But what degree do I need for that?  What opportunities should I be looking for?  Did I just waste the last 4 years of my life?  I have been trying to live with no regrets, because even though I probably should have never stayed at UNCG after I dropped out of the nursing program, because I did I am now involved in Teen Leaders.  Do I have what it takes to get into a graduate program?  Is that what I should be doing?  Perhaps I should be looking at year round camp programs, but where?  A good friend of mine is moving to Pittsburgh in a few weeks.  Maybe he has the right idea.  Far enough away that he can start something new for himself, but close enough that if he needs to be home for something, he can be.  (ps, I love Pittsburgh, so I am really jealous that he is moving there).  What if I can't find a meaningful and fulfilling job?  Should I do some soul searching next summer?  I was planning on a two week vacation to Europe - hitting up Germany, France and Spain.  Should I go for longer?  I have terrible language skills, but I like to be independent, so maybe it wont matter.  Should I just go and stay in youth hostels and with my friends and be a bum?  Take a summer for me?  Or have I done that enough?  I think its living at home and being so uncertain in my plans that is making me question everything.  

Hopefully this coming week will be an easy one, and a bunch of my questions will be answered.  And if not, I have some long train rides ahead of me the week after that will give me some time to think.