i'm off tomorrow for my fourth summer in the adirondacks with LaVida. i am excited to be back at a place and back with people that i fit with. it is THE place that i have felt most in sync with in my life. i will be serving this summer as property and equipment manager, taking care of all things property and gear, while helping to provide all the behind-the-scenes support for our trips. i can't wait.
one of the things i love most, is the wonderful community of people that i will live and work with. even after my first summer there, i realized that there is so much to learn about yourself and others by intimately living and working together every minute of every day. it is HARD and it can often be a little ugly, but is so RAW and so REAL - and i'm not talking about the bullsh*% of The Real World. you are forced to allow your true self to come out and be accepted by others (and by yourself). it's one of the hardest, most beautiful things. and i think it's what God calls us to. so wherever you are, whatever situation you're in right now, i encourage you to discover and reveal your true self to those around you - even that stuff you've crammed into the dark corner of your inner closet.
so all that to say, my posts may be sporadic over the summer, as i'll only be able to get internet in town once in a while. but i will be writing, because amazing things happen with LaVida - the stuff of God.