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Entering A New Chapter In Life

So it’s been exactly one month since I updated this sucker. So much has happened, I’ve just been too busy to update I guess. Where to start?

I’ve been spending a ton of time helping with various technical projects at church, especially this past week setting up for Easter. They reconfigured the whole auditorium and I was up on a thirty-foot cherrypicker moving lights around and setting up audio equipment and whatnot. I’ve also been going to the “Why” small groups. And of course I’ve been going to Young Life and Campaigners. I really look forward to Wednesday nights lately. Either Sarah and/or Winston and I usually do something before and then I drive a boatload of people from Young Life to Chick-Fil-A. It’s awesome.

I went to New York City with Yearbook late last month. We went to Columbia University and took classes in design, writing, etc. It was a lot of fun. We mainly just hung out for the most part. I’ll never forget going through about fifty different stores in Chinatown waiting for Becca, Cabell, Rachel, Catherine and them to find the perfect knockoff purse. I think I kind of brought it on myself though because I didn’t realize until later they were covering up all of their illegal goods with cloths when I came by because of my video camera! Whoops. Anyway it was fun spending a couple days up there and getting to know everyone on a different level being that we all spent so much time together.

The week after I got back was a difficult time for the whole family. BJ, our twenty-two year old cat (that’s right… born in 1984, four years before me), started getting the beginnings stages of kidney failure. She got really weak and wouldn’t eat or drink and we had to make the difficult decision to put her down. Put it this way- I’ve never seen my dad cry in my life. That’s how difficult this was. She was basically my parents’ first child before they had me or my sister. But anyway, we’re just relieved she’s not suffering anymore. Rest in peace, BJ.

The week after that, I got into VCU. It’s looking like that’s where I’ll be going. They have awesome programs in photography, graphic design, broadcasting, film editing/production, and things of that nature. I’m not sure what I’m going to major in yet, but something along those lines most definitely. Anywho, I’m excited about that, but at the same time sorry that I didn’t get into JMU. It would have been nice to get a little further away from home and all, but I might still live on the VCU campus despite how close it is to home. And who knows, I might end up transferring. It’s all up in the air.

It’s a mixed bag of emotions watching the course of my life unfold before me. I had always thought about where I’d go to college “one day” and it seemed like it was this far off, distant thing. Now that it’s right here staring me in the face and I’ve decided what I’m doing, it’s a strange feeling. I can’t really explain it. I’m confident this is what God has led me to do in my life, though, so I feel like this is the right decision.

Well just wanted to give a bit of an abbreviated update of the past month. I’m headed off this morning to the Outer Banks for the week with my family, grandparents, and Jen. We’re staying in Corolla on the soundside. Should be nice! Here’s the house (I don’t know if this picture will show up). I’ll update again when I get back.

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