Today is the fifth day of a ten day Summer camp which me and there other volunteers are working at. We’ve done lots of songs. We’ve taught the kids about eating healthy and exercising. We’ve done art. We even did a couple hours on environmentalism. Now, halfway through the camp, I am really into the swing of things. Today we are going to the swimming pool with more than 60 kids. It is going to be crazy.
Today is a special day for me. It has been since 2006. It’s a day where I spend a lot of time thinking. It’s strange how quickly time goes by at times. Then again, considering how much has changed in the past seven years, it’s incredible how slow time is simultaneously. Here is the piece I prepared for today. I hope you like it.
Seven Years Later…
I’m thoroughly enjoying the weather right now. I live in Colorado…where the smoke has consumed us for about a month now. Luckily, we are entering the rainy season. It looks like a monsoon out there. I love it. Time to go play and get soaked.
With the help of a reader, I am finally getting back to my “50-Day Memory Challenge.” Although it is not going to be anywhere near fifty continuous days, I will finish this challenge. Today is day ten. After receiving a long email from a reader, I couldn’t help but continue writing about my experiencing with the abortion my girlfriend and I had six years ago.
Day Ten: The Opposite of Lonely
The Fifth of July is always a complicated day for me. Anniversaries–no matter what kind of anniversery–tend to remind you of the day that something took place. My event took place on July 5th, 2006. I was a month away from starting my senior year of high school. I was dating a nerdy girl who I thought I was in love with. For the two weeks prior to that date, I was in shock. She was pregnant. I didn’t know what to do.
I’ve written a lot about this situation. If you haven’t read my full acount, it can be found here. I have started a tradition of just writing out my thoughts on the anniversary of the abortion. My thoughts evolve so much from year to year–even now. Here is a link to what came out when I sat down to write today.
Jaccob: Year Six