Thursday, April 22, 2010

Long Talks on the Beach

It is so refreshing when you get to hang out with a friend you haven't seen in a while, and nothing really changes in the friendship. Each person definitely grows in some way or another, but it's so nice when the actual friendship remains the same.

I got back (20 minutes ago) from a short road trip to Naples to visit one of the friends I made in Sweden. He's from Minnesota, but he was there looking to transfer from the hotel he works at now to the one in Naples. Anyway, he is one of those friends that you can be super honest with and have really deep conversations and there is no judging involved but at the same time you can joke around and goof off.

When I arrived, we went out and grabbed something to eat and then took a super long walk on the beach around sunset (sounds romantic, but trust me, it's definitely not like that). First we were just catching each other up on our lives, joking occasionally, and then we just started asking profound questions. It was a really refreshing conversation, yet challenging at the same time. Eventually we went back and watched season 2 of Flight of the Conchords, called it a night, and now I'm back home.

I am so very thankful for the friends I made while I was at Holsby, and I don't think I will ever lose those friendships I have made. God has really blessed me with those amazing people.

peace, love, and sandy feet.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stress Less(on)

It's funny that Beth wrote a blog about things in her life being crazy. Well, not funny that it's true, just funny that I am also writing about how my life is crazy. Not crazy for the same reasons, but still definitely insane and stressful.

Over the last few weeks I have been under so much stress it's ridiculous. I was sick, there was a ton of work to get done for Amp'd, self esteem issues, I got dropped from a class and hadn't told my mom yet, I had a speech to write, a good friend and I had a fight, to name a few. I realize that without knowing all the details of the aforementioned situations, it is difficult to see the amount of stress I was dealing with.

It felt like every time something in my life got resolved, life would throw another deplorable curveball my way.

But God came through in all of those. My cold (or whatever it is) is almost gone, Amp'd was awesome, my mom and I talked things through, my friend and I worked things out, and the speech went well. It's like He's trying to teach me to trust Him or something. Huh.

peace, love, and lessons.