“This is not your practice life.” – AJ Leon

For the last 13 years of my life, I have worked at camps and conferences around North America with leaders from around the world. Toward the end of each, I seem to hear a similar set of conversations which all sound something like: “What will you do when you get back to the ‘Real World’? or “The first thing I do when I’m back in reality is…” I am confused by this because THIS moment IS THE REAL WORLD.

Every day that you are on this planet is the real world. Every day counts. What you do with it matters. Often times, inertia may have us think that we are stuck in a place. Inertia follows Newton’s First Law of Motion: “An object in motion will stay in motion until acted upon by an unbalanced force.” To me this means, that the person I am while here at the NSLC can be the person I am back home, it may just take an unbalanced force when I get there. I won’t say that it will be easy, but I can say that it will be worth it.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Life the life you have imagined.”
-Henry David Thoreau


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