I cannot believe it has been a month since I was SUPPOSED to write my last post about television. It was one of the craziest, most exciting months I’ve had in a long time. Allow me to expand.
So, the TV post was scheduled for October 17th. That was the day after my grandparents left our house after a week-long stay. I’m blessed with amazing grandparents who strengthen me in my faith and encourage me in what I love to do, so it’s always a pleasure seeing them. I had also taken the PSAT the day before at a local high school. I can’t describe how much fun it is, and how hysterical it is to see fellow high-schoolers’ reactions, and especially the teachers, when I tell them I’m homeschooled. To die for.
The following week, I was sick for a bit and then had a few parties over the weekend to kick in the autumn season. Halloween came around the corner quickly enough as well, which was an absolute blast. I went with my youth group to the local pumpkin patch/harvest festival place for a costume party, for which I dressed up as a person struck by lightning. By then, it was November already! Sickness took me down a couple of times and just all-around craziness has kept me out of the blogging sphere. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break, though.
My broken foot has healed quite nicely, thank God, and I should be back into ballet rehearsals in January. It was tough getting around for the two months I was on crutches, but it was also a great time to get back into school and get a teenage club started in my community with the goal to positively impact the political processes around us. We’ve had an information meeting and one regular meeting so far, and I think it’s going well. I was voted president and I have a great cabinet to aid me in spreading the club.
My family officially joined a church that is about five minutes away from our house. I love the church, and I’m proud to say I had a big say in persuading my family to visit there. I’ve made several wonderful friends and gotten to know the pastors a bit. Before regularly attending this church, I didn’t fully comprehend the meaning and function of a church. I knew that extra programs like AWANA and youth group weren’t the most important things, and I actually disliked that fact. I wanted kid programs to be front and center, important, and top-knotch. I realize now that it is far more important to search deeply into the Scriptures, gain long-lasting relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ, and serve alongside others with a common goal: to glorify God. The Psalmist’s comparison of the church to a bride makes so much more sense to me now, because when a church functions as it is called to, it is beautiful, beaming, and a pristine white picture of our relationship to Christ.
Other than that, normal life has proceeded like usual. Hopefully I can jump back into regular posts here at Dance to Life.
Thanks for stopping by for a glimpse into my craziness.