Ahh, the wonderful time of fall is finally here. The air is crisp and breezy, the sky is bright blue, and the tips of the trees are bursting into orange and red. It's, in my opinion, the best time to start something new. To try a new activity, change location, to just embrace the freshness of change. I'm excited because I love the idea of new beginnings and the chance to start new. I'm looking forward to digging deeper into the Word, challenging myself in different goals, making new friends, and starting up more photography projects. I'm fascinated by the way time is always moving so quickly. Summer flew by faster than I can say, "June, July, August." But, that just means it was full of memorable moments. Some highlights of the summer for me were moving into a new house with three of my friends. I absolutely love it and how we spend time together every week. It's cozy, warm, and welcoming. Another highlight was going to Saint Louis, MO with my campus ministry for a worldwide conference. It included long car drives, good fellowship, great teaching, and of course good food. I also went on a roadtrip home to Michigan with my best friend & roommate, Brittany. It was so much fun. We camped one night in the UP, and drove back through Chicago. It was an awesome time and the perfect way to get to know each other better. Nothing beats loud music and deep conversation. I also enjoyed getting to visit with friends & family back home.
This summer has been a whirlwind of different events, emotions, and things to do, but so far it's been the best summer yet. The summer of change, new starts, new friendships, and new ways of living life. I'm thankful for summer and all its beauty, like hot sun, bike rides, hikes, family time, and picnics, but I'm so stoked to soak up the beauty of fall. Here's to more adventures, apple cider, baked goods, changing leaves, rainy days, apple picking, and chilly weather. Life is so good and it wouldn't be so good if it weren't for God and His love. I'm so glad I am where I am and the people I'm surrounded by.
"From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands." -Acts 17:26