Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Bridge

So... it's been a while, but here's an update!

Summer at the Bridge has been really great so far. I have been coordinating our summer program--definitely a different sort of job than what I did through the year! Now I am the one setting up activities, making schedules, and being in charge. It reminds me of my summer in DC in a lot of ways, although it is certainly not as stressful. I am learning and growing a lot!

Jed (my supervisor) asked me to keep a written and photo record of what we do (not something that disappoints me!), so I decided to put it in blog form. If you're curious what we're doing this summer, check out Right now there aren't any pictures because I still need to get the permission from parents to do that, but I have pictures on my computer to put up when I get that.

To give you some idea of how the summer program is structured, we are doing two days a week of "Bridging Out." On Wednesdays we go on fun adventures and on Fridays we do service projects. It's pretty cool, and we've had a great turn-out so far! You guys should pray for us--this program is brand-new and I'm still learning a lot. :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

and more

I recently found out that I am accepted to every school I applied to! Pretty cool.

Now I need to really decide whether or not I want to go to Michigan or Michigan State! The other day I was talking about it with my friend Mike, and after we discussed pros and cons for a while, I asked him where he thought I'd end up. He told me that he is 100% positive that I'll go to Michigan State, despite my uncertainty! Anyone else have bets? :)

Anyway, I'm still working through it. I think it would be amazing to go to Michigan's program, but it will probably end up costing me about twice as much. And it would also be pretty sweet to be in the same town as Jon (if I go to MSU), although I have yet to figure out how much that should be affecting my decision!

Anyone have any thoughts?

Monday, March 24, 2008

graduate school

So, I thought you all should know... Michigan State accepted me into their MSW program!

Now the problem is that they want a decision from me by April 3, and I have yet to hear from U of M. What should I do?

Anyway, all to say... please pray for me as I try to discern where God wants me next year!

Thanks. :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I am a Hamster

For those who are curious, I've started running again.

I recently joined a nice community gym that has lots of treadmills and friendly people. Even better, they have a deal for new members so that if I work out 24 times in the next two months (roughly 3 times a week), I get my third month free. How cool! Not only do I save money, but I have an extra incentive to put in the work necessary to form the good habits I need.

Chicago 2008 is coming... And I'm planning to actually train well for it this year! :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

been a while

I expect to start posting regularly again... :)

I was thinking about the Circ today, and realized that it has been dead (or sleeping?) for a long time now. I thought, "That's a real shame," and considered reviving it. And then I realized that the Circ did not just die--it died and became something else, like seeds do. It is the Blogs now! So now this is my humble effort to remain connected to my family despite the death of the Circ.

Today we have a snow day, so I went in to work for about an hour and a half, stopped by home for lunch, and have been at Lemonjello's pretty much ever since. I think I'm probably one of the people most hated by the employees here because I walk in with my big bag of stuff, spend a dollar or two, and then spend hours on end taking up a whole table near a plug. Today I am working on my admissions essays and some writing for AmeriCorps. Sometimes I complain to my friends about how much work it is to apply to grad school, but in reality I'm glad for the work. I'm glad to have a reason to write and think critically again.

And here's the Picture of the Day, taken last May:

Ahh summer... Does anyone miss the SUN as much as I do?? :)