Lately I’ve been out of my mind, and out of ideas, trying madly to get all my school done before the National Invitational Tournament of Champions, which is known to speech and debate kids as NITOC and yes, is just as awesome as it sounds. But pretty soon, as in two weeks from tomorrow, I will graduate and this craziness will be over. I’ve never been so utterly swallowed up in school in my life, and I can’t wait to kiss the ground whenever I touch back down, as Adam Young’s delightful song says.
Yes, I missed writing last week, and this hardly counts, and next week I’ll be at NITOC, so unless I happen to have a lot of free time and WiFi I will miss next week’s, too. Actually, not having WiFi would be more helpful to writing a post, now that I think about it. But anyway, thank you for being patient as I finish all my school and prepare for said debate tournament. It will be my last one ever. I will miss competing but I’m moving on to some wonderful things!
This summer, I get to start coaching speech and debate at the Fifth Annual National Institute for Homeschool Debate at Concordia, hosted by Concordia University of Irvine, California. It’s going to be an amazing week and if you’re interested in joining debate you should sign up with no hesitation. Please check out the website or comment here if you’re interested. I promise, you won’t be sorry! It’s focused on Christ as the reason why we hone our debate skills, you will learn more than you could believe possible, it is the most fun week of your summer, and the faculty there is fantastic. Trust my personal experience, I’ve been going for the past two years and am unbelievably thrilled to get to be on staff this year!
The other reason I can’t wait for summer is that I’ve been accepted to go to Mongolia on a missions trip with Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child to pass out shoeboxes. Look for more posts coming up! I’ll definitely be writing about preparing to go, and especially about what it was like when I get back. I already used so many adjectives about debate camp I’m not sure what to say here for fear of being repetitive or watering down the meanings of all those great words. Hopefully it will suffice to say that there aren’t enough words to express how I feel about the trip, no, not if I used a whole dictionary (Anne Shirley again).
Finally, I have a mini-series that I’m thinking about writing up for the summer and I’m kind of excited about it’s potential. Also, if you have any ideas for posts you’d like to see, please let me know.
So, because I will likely be looking up quotes about economic security or applications of personal freedom if there is internet in Colorado (no of course I won’t be on Pinterest or Facebook or Polyvore, why do you ask?), expect the next post to be June 15th, the day before I graduate. We’ll ramble about how life is short and my purpose and ultimate endings and unknown beginnings or something like that then.