|My Council. And a random girl who just jumped in the picture.|
|This is chalk. CHALK.|
And then Bob drew this amazing work of art, right in front of all of our faces. In about ten minutes, he took a chalk board full of words that keep us from being what we want to be, words such as "fear" "regret" and "failure" and made this work of art. It was such a moving thing to see done before me. How he would use the colors and blending, and how a few random lines turned into a light house, weird shapes would be mountains. It's such an unbelievable thing to watch.
|Me and Judson Laipply|
Life isn't always the party we hope for, but while we're here we might as well dance.
These conference teach me so much about myself. They allow me to step out of my comfort zone. It forces me out of my shyness and just allows me to go crazy and have fun. I love meeting new people, talking to them and learning about them. We did this activity in small groups where we had to pantomime five things we like and everyone else had to guess. Two other people in this group ended up being writers too. And then I met this girl who used to live in my town but then moved to another town, and knows some of the people I know.
Most importantly, going to conferences reminds me that there's a world outside of my town. That there's people out there who are like me. And if I can find some common ground with all these people within my own state, I wonder what's out in the rest of the world.
Thank you MASC 2012. It's been real. And I cannot wait for summer camp, and MASC 2013 :D