Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Many Adventures of a Cru Intern

 Life post college has been insane.

Finals, graduation, packing, moving home after 5 years.... 
...raising support, finishing support, moving again.... roommates, new city, new (and first) full time job, 
and starting a whole new life.
One second it's June and now it's almost December.

Every now and then I think to myself, 
"Wait, what the heck is going on?"
"Did all of this really happen?"
I have been in need of guidance and wisdom
on how to deal with all this transition,
as well as time to process all that has happened.

This past weekend I got to spend some time with these wonderful people...

Meet all of the Cru interns in the PSW region!
We had our intern briefing this past Sunday and Monday.
It was so great to come together as interns, 
celebrating what God has done and is doing in our lives and on our campuses.  

Ok, I'm not going to lie.
I was so tired from the two conferences that were back to back with this one
that I went into intern briefing with a pretty bad attitude.
Ok fine, a really bad attitude.
And to top it off I'm shy,
it's really hard for me to constantly be meeting tons of people.
I was emotionally and physically drained.
Honestly, I did not want to be there.
Thankfully the Lord whipped me into shape real fast.
He was able to use this time to completely 
refresh my soul .
He always knows exactly what I need.
It was so wonderful to be around people who are going through
the same transitions and dealing with the same things that I am.

loved getting to be with old friends...

All of us Cal Poly Alums.

loved getting to make new friends....

My wonderful discussion group.
I  loved getting to spend time with my roommate,
who is also an intern! 

And I loved that we spent time giving thanks to the Lord 
and praying together as a group.  

Our abundant blessings.

My soul was refreshed.
And for the first time in a few months,
I felt no loneliness.
It was truly beautiful.
I absolutely love my job.