What I Did This Summer!

Whew!  It's been a while!  I never intended to take a break from the blog this summer, but that's what happened and so I'm here today to talk about what went down while I was away.

My last post was around the fourth of July, and later that month, we went to the lake for several days, and then we took a family trip to Boston.  It was fantastic.  We spent about 4 days in Boston and around that area, we drove to Plymouth one day, and up the coast another day in search of a beach.  We had a super awesome time – Boston is a pretty great city.  Anyway, I thought I'd share some pictures I took while we were there, including book stores (of course) and the rad Boston library (where I died and went to heaven).  I mean.  Oh, and we consumed a ridiculous amount of seafood and it was magical.
And then, a day after we got back from Boston, I hopped on a plane and flew out to Colorado Springs for a student conference/camp called Summit.  I was there for 2 weeks, and had over 60 hours of lecture on everything from worldview to apologetics, to how to defend your beliefs and why you believe what you believe, and it was easily the best two weeks of my year (the last 5 years?) (my life?).  It was so incredible.  Not only were the lectures and speakers phenomenal, I met so many awesome people and made so many new friends and learned so much about myself and about God.  It was a life-changing experience, and one I won't ever forget.  I might decide to do a post where I just write a whole bunch about the entire thing and put my thoughts down, but if you're interested in learning more about my experience or more detail about what it is, I'd be happy to talk about it.

Anyway, I thought I'd share some pictures from that trip as well.  Yes, today I am over-sharing and I don't care.
So, yeah, that was my summer!  It was crazy and awesome and scary and stretching and I loved it.  God is big and real, y'all.

This semester, I'm taking a college class and working quite a bit, so I don't know how much writing I'll actually be able to do in this space, but I definitely want to blog again!  I'll be talking about all the books I read this summer real soon, and I want to start doing more posts that are more topic-based, as I have thoughts on stuff, and I want to be able to throw them out there somewhere.  And anyway, this blog is called "This Girl Writes," so this just makes sense.

That's it for me today; hopefully I will be back next week to talk about some books!  xo, Ella

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