I am having a hard time trying to find words to communicate my weekend and what I’m loving right now. I have a full heart from time with friends, but I’m still processing through a disappointing race on Saturday. Mondays can be so hard when you have had a great weekend, but also when you pretend that you’re still in college, but you are not. Note to self: running a half marathon in the morning and then staying up until 3:30AM that night makes for a LONG day. Your body will hate you.
- When you live with someone, you get to know him or her in such a different way than just being their friend. This weekend we celebrated a roommate wedding. Both girls I moved into my apartment with in September 2013 have gotten married in the past 6 months. I love their husbands, and it is always fun to get every one back together to celebrate their marriages. As it gets increasingly difficult to find single friends to live with, I am reminded of the ways that God has provided great companionship for me in roommates. Each of the three girls I have lived with so far in Indianapolis has taught me many lessons about life and faith. I am so thankful that God cares about who I live with and blesses those relationships.
- I usually make the drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington by myself either because of timing or because I’m headed down to visit someone on my own. This weekend, I had great driving buddies both on the way down and on the way back. I spend so much of my week in my car by myself, and even though talking on the phone makes the time go by faster, there is no substitute for actually having a real person in the car. Car rides breed great conversations and I believe also deepen friendships.
- Aver’s Cream and Crimson pizza may be one of my favorite things ever. I love specialty pizzas, and this is one of the best. It is even better late at night, sitting in a nice hotel room, right off the square in Bloomington while spending time with some of your favorite college friends. Just try it.
- David Brook’s article, The Moral Bucket List, is a recent favorite. It is an excellent evaluation of what it looks like to build a life and not just build a resume. I appreciated his thoughts.
I’m still recovering from my weekend, and the weather is quite dreary, but I’m trying to choose joy today. Happy Monday!