Monday, July 27, 2009


...has almost come and gone without a post from me! I only think two people read this blog so it probably doesn't even matter that I haven't written in so long!

Anyway at the end of June (the 26th to be exact) I started my vacation from work!!! It was a glorious 16 days of FREEDOM. I started out my vacay with a weekend of relaxation in Austin, Texas. It's so nice to be here in this city without having to work. That weekend I got to meet my favorite celebrity of ALL time, Lauren Conrad, star of the reality TV show, The Hills. Judge me all you want :) It was fun! She was at BookPeople signing her first of three books in a series called L.A. Candy. And to be completely honest I've only read about five pages of the book. It's kinda cheesy. Let's face it, I just wanted her autograph!

That next week I spent in Dallas catching up with some old friends. I'm not sure if all of you know this, but my first year and a half of college were NOT spent at the University of Texas at Austin. It was actually spent at UT-Arlington in the metroplex area. That year and a half will always be so special to me as it was then where I found and fell in love with the Lord. I became a Christian the summer before I went to college, and being at a small school with an awesome community of believers was just what the Lord had in store for my life. I will cherish those friendships forever because they were with me in the midsts of the most amazing experience of my life. I love you, Bridget, Jaclyn, and my faithful roommate Melinda!

The rest of the week and over the fourth of July was spent in my hometown, Brownwood! It was nice to be at home for a week and not do a thing! I relaxed, spent time with my great family, ate good home-cooked meals and celebrated the 4th in the USA for the first time since 2006! It was great! The second week of my vacation I spent back here in Austin. I layed low, and just hung out with a few friends and caught up on my lack of sleep! When I went back to work on July 12th, I felt more refreshed and alive than I had in a long time. It was a really great vacation, and I'm so thankful. Even though my "vacation" didn't take me farther than three hours from Austin, I'm thankful for the rest.

The rest of the month I've been working and hanging out with my great friends. It's kinda the calm before the storm. If you work for a school you know what it's like. It's pretty crazy in August and September. I'm enjoying the laid back workdays, and just trying to get ready for the new school year to begin. I can't believe I'm starting my THIRD school year at American YouthWorks. . Sometimes I wonder why I've stayed so long, but the good days definitely outweigh the bad. I work with a great group of people who have a huge heart for the youth of Austin.

That's all for now! Five more days of July, and then August brings me my LAST month in The Harwood House! I can't believe I have to move out! This year has flown by! I hope this next one does too, because I know the Lord has something BIG in store for my life next year! :)

Over and out!

P.S. I've also discovered I like to read! I read Jen Hatmaker's book, "Interrupted" and I'm now halfway done with Francis Chan's book, "Crazy Love". My next post I'll tell you how each of these books are changing my life.