I'm home from camp y'all! I think I can honestly say that this has been my very favorite summer ever. And its not even over yet! I'm done working at camp (tears!) but it does feel good to be back.
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So now comes the "let's get real" moment of this blog. This summer has been incredible and it has changed me a lot. I've been reevaluating a lot of my priorities lately. Here are a few of the things I've realized about myself...
I love living in the moment. And by that I mean, I like hanging out with my friends and talking to them. Sounds simple right? Well, not exactly... My generation likes being social, but they mostly want to be social online. Everyone cares about their facebook profile, their twitter account, their instagram pictures, their tumblr posts etc. I'll admit that I like those things too. Before I went to camp, those things were what my life sort of revolved around. At camp, we don't have internet or cell phone service, so you learn to live and enjoy those around you as opposed to being plugged into the virtual world. And I LOVE living this way. I love not being tied to an online persona or having to keep up with everyone. I love being with my friends around me and not staring at my phone when I'm with other people. I love real communication. So, I'm kind of getting rid of some of my online involvement. I deleted my twitter account. I'm not logging on to facebook very often. I'm trying to use these social medias less. All that to say, you may not see me here very often. (Or maybe you will, I don't know haha) I think I need to learn to balance social media with real life better, so I'm taking a little bit of a break. For a while I felt obligated to post on a blog, or write a tweet, or instagram my life...but for now, I'm not going to feel obligated. I'm just going to live because its what makes me feel the happiest. I hope no one thinks this is a goodbye post or a post about how much I hate the internet because this post is neither of those things. Its just sort of a "hey, I might post here every once or a while or I might not" kind of post. Ya feel?
On a less serious note, I have had way too much fun this summer. I went on an amazing road trip to see two bands (Tame Impala and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros). I went caving. I canoed down a river (and busted my lip open). I played with kids. I danced way too many embarrassing dances. I played in a street band. I lived in a cabin with no air conditioning for a month. I've hammocked in the woods. I made a dumb movie. I became a vegetarian for a month. I cut a bunch of people's hair. My adventures are too many to count and my heart is richer because of them. I wouldn't trade this summer for anything. I hope you folks are having an amazing summer and I'll catch you on the flip side!