7 Quick Takes (Vol. 7) Home Sweet Home


— 1 —

It’s been a long couple days. Friday was the Baccalaureate Mass that I helped out with. It was kind of crazy. There were over 1,300 people. I was on my feet for 6 hours. But the ministry team I’m part of also had some good bonding time and we pulled it off as smoothly as we could. Then, yesterday I got to see (via simulcast since not everyone could fit into the gym) a lot of Benedictine’s graduation including Paul Ryan’s commencement speech. We left before it finished, to head out to the airport. 2 planes, a 3 hour layover, and a chicken sandwich later my mom picked me up from the airport and we drove home.

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So I’m home. My first year of college is over and done with. I’m a quarter of the way through college. Yikes. (When I get to be half way through I really won’t believe it). Now I’m here with my family and, well, pretty exhausted (see take number 1).

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But the summer is about to start.  It will be different being home but hopefully I can get a lot done. I’ll have to look into working. I’m planning on reading and blogging more. I’ll also be preparing for some of the harder classes I’m taking this fall (such as math). And of course, spending lots of time with family and friends.

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Goals for this summer… so obviously I have some vague plans and ideas, but let me give you and myself a list of concrete goals this summer, some of which will be taken from my 2013 goals.

  • read 5 books
  • blog often (I’d like to do 2 posts a week including a 7 quick takes, but it will depend on the rest of my schedule…)
  • figure out studying abroad (as much as possible)
  • fun times with my friends
  • quality family time

— 5 —

Speaking of goals…I never wrote my review of 2013 goals for April. I honestly forgot, and then I had a lot to do…but I’ll be writing a quick something on that shortly.

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Speaking of Paul Ryan…It’s funny that I was in Kansas when I stood just a few yards from my district’s representative. While many were thrilled to have him speak others claimed his budget didn’t line up with catholic social teaching. He gave a good speech explaining his views on the matter and how certain things are non-negotiable while others require prudential judgment. I won’t comment on his recent announcement regarding gay adoption except to say that I don’t believe that is the best environment for children to live in because God designed families to have a mother and a father and in that situation children thrive.

— 7 —

Happy Mother’s Day! You women do more than many people realize. To all the young moms, older moms, single moms, working moms, stay at home moms, grand moms, those who long to be moms, those who were once moms…thank you. You impact your children in so many ways and so deeply. They are your legacy. And a thank you especially to my mom for all she’s done for me and my siblings as the heart of our family.

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