wow, friends. i am so thankful for you. friday was a low point – it was helpful for me to blog about the crazy feelings i was processing and you all were so encouraging!
i’m in a much better place now – still processing this situation, but i feel more emotionally stable 🙂 so i’d like to give you the low-down on my DTS here in Chico.
the base is beautiful – i live in the mountains, with sulfur springs and hiking trails all around. i went on my first hike here yesterday and word on the street is that we hauled on our way up – it usually takes between 30-45 minutes one way and we got up the mountain in 20…woah! it was beautiful. the lodge i live in is a common space i share with 5 other young ladies, 1 guy, and a family of 3. it’s so wonderful to have every single meal prepared for me – the staff prepares meals, and i might too if that is my work duty. thursday and friday were orientation days – we got to know each other, learned about ywam, and became oriented to the base.
monday the fun begins – we have the same daily schedule throughout the week…breakfast is a 6:45 each day, then class begins at 8. i’m so looking forward to learning again in a lecture-style environment (i know that makes me a little dorky) and sitting under someone’s teaching. we have a creative journaling assignment each week – the creative part won’t be hard for me at all, surprise surprise.
i have no idea where our outreach will be – you better believe i’ll tell you as soon as i know – i’m dying to know! also, the cell phone service is nearly non-existent here in the mountains and our internet access is restricted during the week…facebook is pretty reliable in terms of communication – i just can’t check FB whenever i want. the texting and phone conversations are not happening very often…
okay – thanks for sticking with me, this is quite an experience. even at my lowest this last week, i knew i needed to stay here and absorb all that this DTS has for me, i appreciate the safety and comfort of my friends and family to honestly share what’s been rough.
love you friends. peace.