It’s been a pretty long week, I can’t believe I’m halfway through my summer job. I’m really starting to grow used to the kids, but at the same time, I will never get used to some of their annoying habits. Today I went to print out pictures for a little project I’m doing (called my bulletin board), and I realized that half the pictures are from Seekers events. Then as I flipped through last year’s scrapbook, I saw that most of the pictures were from church events. That kind of got me excited for Fellowship Night next Friday (or “Fun Night” as the temporary name. I think “Friday Night Special” doesn’t sound that bad either!). We are hoping to head out to Long Island to play Laser Tag at Q-Zar. I feel bad for DT though, he really wanted to do a beach day but for some reason couldn’t get it together. I think originally I didn’t really want to go, now I’m going to try to make it happen for him on August 7th.
That means that I have to postpone my original schedule for the film project over the summer. Either that, or I have to do everything after work on weekdays. Or I can wait till Aug 28th to do it, cause by that time summer will almost be over. I really hope it works out. Plus, my friend’s girlfriend is out on her Alaskan cruise and we might need her for the process. Karen please come back, and bring me a polar bear while you’re at it.
Today my kids kept bugging me to find out how old I was. I really didn’t want to tell them so I just made them guess. I showed them my QC ID from college now classes, and they thought that I attended Queens college. One of the kid was really surprised when he found out I didn’t graduate college yet. He said he thought I was much older. To their surprise (well technically not yet, since they still don’t know), I haven’t even graduated high school yet! People tend to see me as someone much older. There were a couple pretty extreme instances including once at OCM when a girl shared with me about their fellowship for people ages 21-29 because she thought I was within that range; the other time was at last year’s retreat when someone thought I was the older sister and Jeff was the younger brother. That made us kind of speechless, I really didn’t know how to respond to that. I guess I’ve gotten used to being around people who are older than me, so it became natural to appear like one. However, there are still times when I wonder if that’s really a good thing or a bad thing. I really don’t mind being the youngest one in the group most of the time. “Older” folks provide me with a lot of insight into their minds, and I really enjoy their company. Plus most of them drive already, so getting a free ride is no problem with me! I really love that I am somehow always included in the activities that our College&Career group do.
I still remember Iris Lam telling me that I was “old inside” once, and now that I look back at my life, I can only respond with, “No kidding”.