Blogs - Summit Semester
November 27, 2010
I’m Special, So I Get to Write a Second Blog
Howdy y’all! It’s Dustin again. I know you hated my last blog, so I volunteered to write another. If you don’t like it, take it up with Jason Poarch. Now, let me tell you what’s been going on here at SWL.
My parents came to visit on Wednesday and are staying at the lodge until the end of semester. I’m really excited to see them, and I’m not the only one who is excited for family. There are a ton of parents and siblings here, and the lodge is like a different place. It has been great to meet so many new people. My parents had a long drive up from North Carolina and ran into some snow in the last hour of the drive.
The snow has been hitting pretty hard the last few days, and being from NC, I’m not used to all this white powder falling from the sky. However, just because I’m not used to it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it. I was outside for about two hours in an extremely fun (and painful) snowball fight a few days ago. On Saturday, my parents and I went snowmobiling in Durango, and it was amazing. I would love to go again sometime. Last night, Alex and I went sledding beside the lodge. I’m pretty sure I almost died… what a great night.
One of the most exciting things hat happened was Thanksgiving! The Food of course was incredible, and the football game was so fun. I haven’t gotten to play it much this semester and it’s my favorite sport. It was cold, hard to play in the snow, and extremely painful… I loved it!
Coming up on Thursday is the talent show. There will be songs, skits, tricks, and many other types of acts involved. Melissa and I have been asked to host, and we are both very excited about it. We will also be doing an act in the talent show. It has been great practicing for our act and preparing for the show.
None of us can believe that semester is almost over, so as you can imagine, emotions are running high here at the lodge. As the end gets closer the tears begin to fall. We are told by mentors and friends to enjoy the last week. We are, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be sad. I am really going to miss all the friends I have made here, but that’s life I guess. On the flipside, I’m really excited to go home and see the friends I have missed while being here. I’m also excited to see just how much I’ve changed here and apply it when I get home. Regarding the grief, we all know it’s not the end. Sure it’s the end of the semester, but it’s the beginning of something new. We all know we will see each other again very soon. We all have one thing in common, and that is Christ. I firmly believe that because of Christ there will always be fellowship between us.
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Blogger's Bio: After experiencing Summit for two years in a row, Dustin says, “I realized that thinking can actually be fun. I was challenged to think for myself about what I really believed.” Dustin plays the guitar, and leads worship at his church, and he also enjoys drama, football, disc golf and tennis. His ultimate goal is to become a Youth Pastor. “I have always had a passion to teach the Word of God and grow closer to Him with others.”