So, I just wanted to slide in a new blog post before I leave for summer camp for three weeks. I’m going to be studying creative writing at one of the world’s top summer arts camps, and I couldn’t be more excited (and nervous)! I watched quintessential camp movies this week, like Camp Rock and Raise Your Voice and The Parent Trap (the one with Lindsay Lohan). I’m not really sure what to expect at camp, but I can’t help envisioning kids spontaneously breaking out in song or someone tapping their drumsticks to a nonexistent beat on every available surface. We’ll just have to see
On the other hand, I got back a week ago from a mission trip to West Virginia. It was pretty amazing…I made so many awesome, new friends and enjoyed every moment of the breathtaking scenery. All week long, my group worked on putting drywall and siding on this man’s brand new house; this man, Mr. G, was in dire need of a new house, and I’m thankful I got to partake in building his future home. On the last day (4th of July, my favorite holiday, ESPECIALLY when combined with Christmas to create my ultimate favorite holiday: Christmas in July), my group went white water rafting – it was incredibly beautiful and exhilarating! I even got to jump off a 40-foot-high rock cliff into the river. It was so much fun, something I know I can never forget. Here are just a few pictures from my time spent in West Virginia:
Not to mention, this past week (once I got home, that is) I hung out with my friend Sara and went thrift store shopping for vintage clothes – we plan on having a costume party at the end of the summer, most likely The Great Gatsby themed. Then a few days later, my friend Becky and I dressed up in my new costumes and did a fun, Last Summer-themed photo shoot around the town that inspired Valia Springs, the fictional town in my book! To check out the full photo album on Facebook, click here.
Well, that’s all for now! I’ll be taking photos, journaling, and making video blogs for y’all to enjoy while I’m at camp.