June/July Wrap Up – The Summer That Changed My Life Forever

July has been most amazing. Now it is time to wrap up all the goings ons in my blog, life, and the rest of the internet world. Without further ado…

Blog Favorites: 

Apparently you all are really good at empathizing, my most liked post was Life Is Perfect, So Why Am I Moving To Wales?. I interviewed my good friend Rebecca about her experience studying abroad in Germany, and that turned out to be my most viewed post. You all seemed to enjoy laughing with me (at me?) about my horrible misadventures, making My Run-In With The Police the most commented post. My favorite post was when I guest posted on Meredith’s gorgeous blog about 10 Tips To Overcome Travel Anxiety.

My Life: 

My life has been even busier than the blog. For one thing, I finally got to attend the National College Training, a week long training for college students who are serious about consecrating their life to God. This was a landmark event in my life that I shall NEVER forget. We learned about who God is, what He is doing on the earth today, and how we can participate in His ultimate move. After seeing a wonderful vision, we received a commission to return to our various college campuses and share the wonderful news that we heard. The best part was that this college training was INTERNATIONAL, which means I got to enjoy Christ with 1300 young people from around the world.

Later this summer I’ll be volunteering for a week long bible school for middle school and high school students. The idea of being a counselor is kinda freaking me out, but I pray the Lord would supply me so that I can offer them not my broken down messed up self, but Christ.

Despite wanting to spend every second making memories with all my American friends, I still have to work. The good thing is that I enjoy my work so much. This past week we launched a new productivity blog. Since I am currently the main writer, I’m feeling the pressure and loving it.

Around The Web: 

I found a whole lot of great content around the internet this summer. First of all, as I am preparing fro my big move to Wales in September, Micah’s 10 words of wisdom to my pre expat self, was particularly helpful. My wanderlust craving was filled by reading travelette’s guide to hiking mount kilimanjaro. My best friend and I have begun desperately dreaming about our trip to Paris together, so World of Wanderlust’s 20 things you must do in Paris, came just in time. I found serious inspiration in Benjamin Hardy’s medium post 8 things every person should do before 8 am. It seriously changed my life. Okay, so far it only worked one morning. But that was a great morning! I am going to try it again. I found great food for thought in Alexandra’s post on why she doesn’t want to be bikini ready. She reminded me what summer is really about. Ana’s argument for why books should have content ratings just as movies do sparked a great online debate. And Jeff Selling’s LinkedIn article about college graduates needing a tolerance for ambiguity changed my view on the world just a tad bit.

And there you have it, the summer of my life has been even happier and more exciting than I anticipated. How has your summer been so far? 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

4 thoughts on “June/July Wrap Up – The Summer That Changed My Life Forever”

  1. you are my July favorite, and every other month of the year favorite 😉 also thanks for gracing my blog with your absolute darling words this month 💜


  2. I found the Travelette’s post about Mount Kilamanjaro to be insightful and inspirational too. You have a lot of fun experiences, I’ll have to check out more of your site!


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