Full Status Update

11 11 2010

So… here I am. Time seems to have finally caught up with me. I suppose some of you were, and are, wondering what I’ve been doing for the past three years. Let’s see here… where did I leave off? Ah, yes, graduation. But before we find out what happened next, let’s go back by about two weeks.

30105_408377595368_530770368_4280340_5680477_n It was about two weeks before life would change, in more ways than I expected. You see, for a while I’d been working on an application to work at Camp Redcloud, but at the last minute I changed my mind and never sent the application in. Well as it would happen, God’s plans overrule mine.  So two weeks before graduation, I got a call from Tim McKinney, the director of Redcloud‘s Family Camp, asking if I would come up that summer and work at Redcloud. Apparently someone had sent in a reference letter to them already, and despite the fact that I hadn’t sent in an application, they still found it and wanted to hire me off of that reference letter.  I still don’t know whose letter it was. But anyway, training started two days after my graduation.  So then I was also packing, along with trying to finish graduation stuff. And that’s basically how I ended up at Redcloud. I worked at Family Camp in the summers of 2008 and 2009. Then I got in touch with one of the directors at Youth Camp and got to work in the Outdoor Education program in the fall of 2009,  which was probably my favorite season during my time at Redcloud. The next year (2010), I went out in March for the spring OE season and stayed there for the next seven months with Youth Camp’s summer program and another season of Fall OE. One of my greater accomplishments at camp was being trained as a supervisor at the High-ropes course. All that basically means is that I set-up, tore-down, upheld safety procedures, and performed rescues. I learned a lot about responsibility doing that. So with the exception of the fall and winter of 2008, when I worked at the Great Beginnings Childcare center, Camp Redcloud is all I’ve really been doing for the last few years.

I’ve learned so much up at camp that there’s really no way to put it into words; everything from peace and patience, to assertiveness and responsibility. I’m still working on a lot of it… and probably always will be, but I can guarantee that if you ask anyone if there’s a difference between the day I graduated and now, they’ll say yes. And I’m glad for that because back in 2008, when I graduated, I didn’t care about much of anything. My only incentive for graduating was so that I could leave. I took God’s plan (I don’t think Redcloud was my idea), and used it as an excuse to get away from everything.

And since music has been a major factor in my life, I should give you an update thererockstar as well. During my time at Redcloud where I would work from 8:00 am to at least 9:30 pm almost every day, I didn’t have nearly enough time to play my guitars. Although there were worship bands at camp during the summers, up until this summer I had other duties that kept me from participating in them. I was really excited this last summer to be able to play bass guitar for the summer youth camps. Other than that little slice of heaven, I never really played my guitars except maybe about twice a month. This last fall I played on the piano there a lot, although it was deafeningly out of tune. Of course, when I was home, I played keys, bass and guitar for the DCC worship. I wish I had been playing more music, but now that I’m home it should be easier to do so.

I’m saddened by the fact that I probably won’t be working at Redcloud again (at least that’s my plan). But what I’m planning on moving on to is equally as exciting, and probably makes me twice as nervous. Long story short, I’m going to the police academy this spring, and plan on being a cop somewhere preferably on the western slope of Colorado, although I’d take a job anywhere. I still don’t know entirely why I’m choosing this profession. But this is what I’ve decided, and I’m going to pursue this one full force. So that pretty much brings you up to speed with my life, I hope you can keep up. And since I have no problem asking for prayer, I’d like it if you could pray for me in my next journey, as I don’t know what it brings.  I ask that I stay safe, and do the best I can.



Say something about this:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: