I don’t like big groups. More specifically, I don’t like being in big groups of people I don’t know when there’s nothing to do but socialize. For an introvert, that’s just about the worst thing there is. In my ideal world, people would approach me and seek out my friendship every time I entered a new place. Then, as all the people in the group welcomed me with open arms, I would be completely at ease in this circle of my new best friends.
After my freshman year of college, I spent my summer working at a bird seed store. Needless to say, I also spent most of that summer counting down the days until I could be back with my friends at school and never see a bag of bird seed again.
And before that, when I was in middle school, I couldn’t wait to get into high school (thanks to Zac Efron and the cast of High School Musical).
When I was in middle school, my dream was to get a scholarship to play basketball for Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee. She was intense, successful, and beloved by all of her players.
It made national news on June 28 when Pat passed away at age 64. I was saddened by this loss but not because I knew her personally. Honestly, the closest I ever got to meeting her was watching her cut down the nets after a national championship win on TV.
One of my favorite things in the world is lazy mornings. You know the type – you sleep in late, make coffee, and spend some time reading in your pajamas until you realize you probably should get dressed and start your day. Unfortunately, between work and school I don’t usually have the time to indulge in these blessed occurrences. But there is another solution: wake up earlier.
I know. Sometimes everything within me groans, hits snooze, and rolls over for a few extra minutes.
It’s that time of year. I’m getting sunburned when I have lunch outside, I find myself eating too much ice cream, and I’m constantly planning my weekends around my friends’ weddings. As excited I am for the engaged people in my life, wedding bells can sometimes ring bittersweet for the single friends left behind.
Of course, wedding season is joyous and exciting. We get to see dear friends and family make vows to love each other for the rest of their lives.
Greetings and Salutations!
We are the 2016 summer interns here at Boundless, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how God works in us and through us during these next two months. Our lives have been profoundly impacted by the resources provided by Boundless, so it has been an incredible experience to meet the faithful, wise, and hilarious team that makes it all happen. Without further ado, here’s a bit about each of us!
My name is Juliana Keck (aka Jules or J-Dizzle), and it’s an honor to be able to introduce myself to the Boundless community.