“Firsts” Friday Five

  1. Your first “place” – whether it was an apartment, dorm room, or home with a new spouse, the first place where you really felt like a grown-up: My first place away from home was my dorm room. The summer before I worked at Bible camp but was moving from one cabin to the next so I never really felt like I had a place of my own. 🙂 When I got to college, my roommate never came so I spent the first few weeks by myself. Then a transfer student transferred in and we became roommates. After my first two years of having a roommate, I decided to stay in the dorms. Because I was an older student I had my own room and shared a bathroom with the RA next to me!
  2. Your first time away from home. Construe this any way you want. College? Girl Scout Camp? Study Abroad? I dont really remember my first time away from home. I suppose it was a Girl Scout camp. I do remember the first time I went to Bible camp. I had the most awesome counselor and I truly wanted to be like her some day. I remember having a great week at camp. I also remember it was canoe camp and I was paired with the male counselor. We stopped at one of our spots and he got out to the pull the canoe in or something and I remember tipping and getting soaked! 😛 My parents were a little late picking me up (they called to let us know they were going to be late!) so I got to hang out with the super cool counselor I wanted to be like until my parents arrived.
  3. Your first job in your field of endeavor (so, not babysitting, unless you are A Professional Babysitter today):
    This one is easy for me! I had many jobs growing up; driving tractor, working at the local theatre taking tickets and selling concessions, babysitting etc. But the first job I had closest to my field of endeavor would be CAMP COUNSELOR! Camp is the first place I heard God calling me into ministry. And after camp, I found myself at seminary! 🙂
  4. Your first time hosting. Again, construed broadly, this could be a dinner for the in-laws, your first time to have guests for a holiday meal, etc.
    I dont remember the first time I hosted. I do remember when I first started at my current job my friend B and I decided to host a monthly dinner for our camp friends who were in college. We had a blast! Planning out the meal, buying the groceries, making goody bags to send home with them. I truly miss those gatherings!
  5. Your first love.That can be a person or something else!! I truly don’t remember my first love! Probably writing… I love to write! As for first love in a person I can’t name anyone in particular. I have had plenty of crushes on boys. At seminary, I had the HUGEST crush on one of my good friends. I even had the guts to tell him which probably wasn’t the smartest move. We are still friends but I don’t think in the same way as before I told him. I have a friend right now who I am blessed to have in my life. But I am just trying to be a good friend as this individual is grieving the loss of his marriage.

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