Working at a summer camp, naturally we are about to embark on our busiest season! Some of our summer staffers actually come in today for training. I cannot wait to meet them!
Still, when I am the busiest, I tend to get the most done. Here are some other plans I have for the summer:
1. Read a lot.
I heard Bob Goff speak last week at Catalyst, and was immediately captivated by his stories. I even bought the book right there, full price, at the conference. For a kindle-lover like myself, that’s a big deal. (But hey, the cover is super cute!)
I’m about 1/4 of the way through the book so far, and I love it. I highly recommend it for your summer reading! To all the non-readers out there, each chapter is a story that could stand alone. It’s perfect for anyone with a fear of committing to a book. And you will be inspired. It’s a win-win-win people.
2. Finish some craft projects.
We inherited several old frames with the new house, and I keep refusing to get rid of them because I’m determined to turn a few into cute chalkboards. I already have the chalkboard paint, yet the frames have still not budged from their original location. Hopefully at least one will end up looking something like this:
Except it won’t say anything about a Catherine. That would be weird.
3. Master an iced-coffee recipe.
I think I craved iced coffee every single day last summer, but never made it. Now I’m ready for it. I even bought cheese cloth this week for the preparation steps. The lady in Bed Bath & Beyond just stared at me when I told her what I was looking for. What did she think that “Beyond” meant?
Yesterday was my cool sister’s 18th birthday (what?!), she graduates from high school June 2 (double what?!), Mom has a birthday in June, several best friends have birthdays throughout the summer, and I’ve lost count of how many weddings are coming up before the leaves change again. Needless to say, I need to go buy some dresses.
I love summer. While my summers don’t bring as much freedom as they used to, the season is unmatched. I could complain about long hours or hot melt-your-face-off weather, but I work at a summer camp with a mission statement to transform the lives of people through and for the gospel of Jesus. I love it.
I will also be praying for the some 20,000 sweet campers entering our gates this summer. Every person has a story, and I cannot wait to meet them!