I don't have to work the weekend this event called Next takes place this year (I've had to work the past three years).
But I found my inner rebel rearing its ugly head whenever anyone asked if I was going. Just because "everyone" was going, I wanted to get stubborn and make my own plan and not go. That'll show 'em. What? I want to stay home and be bored because everyone I would want to hang out with is literally out of state over Memorial Day weekend? Maybe I just secretly wanted sympathy. 'Awww, Rachel can't go." Who knows. I silenced my rebel diva and finally had a chance to register tonight. I also watched the promo video for the first time on my beauteous new ibook that God so generously provided. Rabbit trail: I didn't even seriously pray for a new computer. I griped about the inconveniences of the old decrepit ones I kept alternating between. I wished for one. I suggested to myself that I should begin a budget savings category for one, but I didn't out and out ask God for one. He gave me one anyway. Totally free. Totally new. This time I'm asking. I would like an SLR camera. Please. That's as specific as I can get until further research. But research I will do.
Back to that conference. Four days meeting Jesus all over again. Add to that awesome fellowship with quite a few of my favorite people, throw in some music and some art....what was I thinking? I have no better plan.
You should come. I want all of my favorite people there. I want to get to know new favorite people.