Blogs - Summit Semester
October 23, 2010
The Road to Manness
The road to becoming a man is a tough one. Actually, that is an understatement; it is near impossible. Here at Summit, I’ve gotten my head boggled pretty much everyday (the only exceptions would be free days!). We’ve wrestled with about everything under the sun—abortion, terrorism, pacifism, you name it. This is the sixth week of the semester, and I am proud to say that I have made it this far! I surely CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me! As far as blogs go, this is my first. I have not only learned about these tough subjects, but have also been pursuing the road to becoming a man.
The road to “Manness” has been one I will not forget. Who knew that growing up could be so tough? I am only eighteen, so according to statistics, I will not achieve the “man” status until I’m in my mid-twenties. I refuse to accept that. I have always been able to grow up with a childish mindset, but, sorry folks, Summit Semester is changing that. Throughout these two weeks, I have started writing a short little journal of some tidbits of how men are supposed to be so that when I have a son of my own, I will be able to help him grow even faster than myself. I have obtained this information by consulting with teachers, mentors, some older guys here, and even some girls have been willing to pitch in from a female prospective. I thank God for all that He has blessed me with and hope to continue down this incredible journey.
As far as this week is concerned, we’ve done pretty much the routine thing: wake up, eat, class, eat, study/work crew, eat, movie/hot springs/down time (By the way, the Hot Springs are INCREDIBLE!!!! They have some that go up to 113 degrees! Don’t worry everyone if you are like me and want to cool down there is a 40-some-degree river within range! It definitely is somewhat of a medicinal thing too. Alex was having some back problems, and afterwards he said that he actually felt better! Maybe we need to have more frequent trips!) I don’t know who all reads this, but I encourage you to come visit us! We love new people to talk with, eat with, laugh with, and, if you are up for the challenge, to play us in a game of volleyball! I know this will not be what you parents want to hear, but all of us have gotten really good at volleyball! And it is NOT because that is all we do. We spend three hours a day for three days a week reading. This doesn’t even include the extra late nights we spend reading.
In closing, I would like to thank all of the parents for sending their son/daughter to Summit Semester. I have enjoyed becoming a part of their lives. Please continue to pray for us as we finish out the rest of the semester. God has surely blessed us here in Colorado, and I pray He blesses you just as much.
Blogger's Bio: “I love to tinker with electrical equipment,” Zach says. He is planning to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering, and get an internship with John Deere after graduation. Zach enjoys all sports and has played football, basketball, track, soccer, golf, and tennis. He was a volunteer for AWANA, Dorothy Day House, and the YWCA and was on the student council. In his spare time, Zach loves to write and play music on the guitar and piano.