Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Young Life Leader (Retired?)

As some of you may or may not know the past four years of my life have been pretty much taken over by one thing, Young Life. Young Life was what I did and I did it a lot. If you asked family or friends they knew about YL because it was probably all I would talk to them about. I even told Becca when I asked her out that almost all my time went to YL and she would have to be OK with that in a lot of situations. I mention all of this because at the end of last year I stepped down from my leading position at Otsego High School. This was all well and good because I thought that I would end up on staff for YL. This has not panned out for a number of reasons and the biggest reason I have to believe is that it isn't what God has for me right now. So you can imagine my situation, I have a huge heart for this mission but am with out a YL 'home' right now. What I mean by this is as one friend told me "I am like any other Tom or Harry that was involved with YL at one point and is no longer". This is kinda a crazy thing for me to realize as I did not want it to become this 'Tom or Harry'. Tonight happened to be the YL kick off event for the both Toledo and Wood County (Wo Co is where I spent my YL career). It was weird for me to leave when it was time for the leaders to go in and spend some time together doing leaderesk things. But at the same time I know it is right for me right now. I know that I will be involved in YL in some way this year and has a few things in mind and have a couple meetings in the next couple weeks to discuss them. Either way it is just another major life transition that I am going through right now and one I did not think would be happening. Guess we cant plan out our whole lives.

This picture is from YL summer camp this year. I got the privileged of leading 6 Otsego young men on what was one of the best weeks of not only their life but mine as well. I even had the honor of seeing one truly accept Christ and really go after it with his whole heart!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Lord of the Ring

If you know me or have read the previous post you know I am getting married in October, 10th to be exact. If you have not gotten your invite Ummmm [insert awkward pause]. Any who I am so stoked to get married because Becca is amazing and I love her tons. Though I wont lie and say I am not nervous. I have to become a man that can provide and protect her really quick. This is all well and good because I was just blessed enough to score a job in an economic recession. Either way it is a scary concept being a provider for Becca and I. On top of all of that I am going to have my very first every girl roommate that wasn't my mom or sister. This is intended for a bit of laughter but also something that could prove for some interesting posts in the future! Though I must say that I have lived with 4 other guys at one point and if I can handle that I am sure anything Becca throws at me will be nothing. The reason I am thinking of all of this is tonight I got the call from Kay Jewelry saying my wedding band came in. Its a tungsten carbide ring and has a brushed finish [read: cheap, heavy, not shiny, and o ya CHEAP]. I have never worn a ring before but this is one I guess I am going to have to get used to. I guess you could kinda say I am getting blingged out. Here is a picture of the ring.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How did he get her?

For those of you who don't know I am getting married on October 10th. I just want to throw this out there, I am the luckiest man alive. I am kinda an idiot and she is beyond amazing. Thus begs the question, "How did he get her?" Who knows but I was smart enough to get a ring on her finger so she can be mine for ever.

Figured I needed a picture just so the internet would be able to see what I am talking about.

Lucky # 1

I have a feeling inside. This feeling is telling me that this first blog post must be awesome. It must be thought provoking but also not so heavy that people feel like they are in a lecture. I guess the first thing to address is the question of why even bother writing a blog. Recently I have had the overwhelming feeling that my life has no overall since of direction. After talking to several friends it turns out that many of us are feeling this. Don’t get me wrong I am getting married in under 2 months now to the most amazing, intelligent, beautiful women alive and that has me more thrilled then I can imagine. I also was lucky enough to just score what seems to be a great opportunity as a full time leasing agent for an apartment complex in Perrysburg. This also meant that I got to quit Copper Beech after nearly two years [read: Halleluiah]. On top of all of this I just graduated with my degree in history from BGSU [read: fun four years/semi worthless degree]. So I can imagine that some of you are reading this and thinking "shoot you got everything going for you!" This is certainly true but I still feel lost in the world. Figuring out real monthly budgets for the first time that factor in health insurance, car insurance, loan payments, and what seems to be another million bills is certainly at times overwhelming. It would seem that I am a 22 year old Man that is being thrust into the real world and in a lot of ways have to grow up pretty quick [read: amazing parents who helped to provide a fairly comfortable life thus far]. So why a blog? I figure what better place for me to record the journey of a man trying to figure his way through life. I promise it proves to be an interesting journey that should certainly have several interesting stories. Though this being the first post I should probably establish some guide lines to this blog. 1st I have horrible spelling and grammar and I am positive it will show through in some posts, if this really bothers you I would suggest not reading. And 2nd this will be an attempt to an honest and transparent as possible while still maintaining some since of privacy. If this is unacceptable to you then I would suggest you move on as well. Finally I am certainly a fan of many blogs as I think they are a great way for people to express the way they view the world and I hope that this blog will fulfill that need for me. As for the title “So this is life?” I believe that what millions of people feel at any given minute. It seems that we are always craving more and always searching for more, myself included. It seems that in this lost time in my life I have been asking that a lot. Again this blog is an attempt to answer those “So this is life?” type question, at least answer them for myself.