When I was little all of my friends wanted to be older so they could stay up late at night watching television and eating ice cream (the epitome of adulthood). I, however, took more of a Peter Pan approach to growing up...I really didn't want to. I knew that once you become an "adult" you can never go back to the days when your biggest problem was Betty-Lou cutting in line for the swings. Alas, I can't control time and eventually I did grow up, past high school, through college, and here I am. A college graduate.
Now I still don't necessarily consider myself an adult, and I definitely don't think I'm old enough to answer even some of life's most basic questions. But, everyone always says that after college is the "real world" (nothing like the show I might point out)...which in turn means that if I'm entering the "real world" I'm now a "real person." Not that I was fake before, but it's now that I have a "real job" and even more "real pressures."
So there we go, "A Real Person" blog brought to you by a "real person" (in my next post I promise not to use so many quotation marks). This blog will be filled with all of the adventures that happen with my new job at VisionTrust International, along with some other life tidbits and crafty things thrown in.
Since I will talk a lot about VisionTrust I might as well explain what they do here as well as give a shameless plug for how great they are. They work with orphans and impoverished kids in fourteen different countries (they just added Togo this week...this job is testing my geographic abilities). They focus on education, medical care, and discipleship. So far I have spent the summer and my first week of work raising support (I've raised a little over half of my salary right now...so if you want to contribute I would love it :)). Next week at work I'll really jump into what it means to be an advocate for these sweet children around the world, so I'll be sure to share.
Well, that's it for now. How are you supposed to end these things? Nice blogging with you...