Things I'm excited about:
- time with Meredith
- traveling light
- making new friends
- staying with strangers
- hearing from God
- unknown adventures that await!
I’m not a fan of name droppers. I generally roll my eyes, recognizing that we (I include myself in this) usually name drop because we want to be cool by association. Given that caveat…tonight was a great time.After session, here in the picturesque and slightly fake town of Whistler, I happened to spot some of my good friends hanging out with our main speaker, the one and only Mark Driscoll. I debated crashing it - I am rarely the fawning type - but I decided to go for it, to sit and listen and learn. Well, did I ever learn! There were a few comments that were prefaced by
Don't blog this, but...
I really like you. - Not in a romantic way! I mean, you're a really cool chick. You have a really cool spirit.
How much better can you get!? Wow. He didn't even know my name yet. So I told him. And we kept talking. At one point, he said something that he was pretty sure I'd disagree with, but when I didn't, I got props. I was feeling affirmed.
You come serve communion with me and point out the one you want!
I see that you have humility and wisdom, and I think that God will reward you for it.
Although I am usually up for a good relationships chat, I have reached the end of my limit. I am tired of being hyper-aware of my single state, the singleness of my friends, and the fact that any interaction with guys, innocent or intentional, is probably being observed by at least 20 other people.
Girls don't often talk about these things, which may come as a surprise. But one of my respected friends made a statement regarding the situation. I heartily agree with her:
I look around the room, and I refuse to compete with these girls. They are some of the people I care most about in the world, and I will not compete with them. [paraphrased]
I had quality time with a dearly loved friend tonight, and it was marvelous. We laughed, I nearly cried, I was encouraged in many ways, and we enjoyed a snack. I am going to sleep content.