This past weekend I got to go on the CRU retreat!
It was fun but pretty different then what I expected.
When I chose APP I knew that I would kind of stand out due to my lack of "outdoorsy-ness" but I didn't realize how prevelant that would be in Christian organizations.
I feel like Christians feel the need to be really outdoorsy and in touch with God's creation up here, which is great, but I'm not outdoorsy. My idea of outdoorsy-ness is packing a picnic and going to a park or an outside concert, or a hike to an overlook.
It doesn't really include repelling down a cliff, biking the blueridge parkway or white water rafting..
Every once in a while I'll get in an outdoorsy mood, especially in the fall but it comes and goes.
I'm pretty "girly". I like boots, magazines, chocolate and Gilmore girls.
When I was packing for the CRU retreat I was feeling discouraged because I was guessing that I would be one of the few people there without a hammock or Chacos.
I ended up borrowing my roomie's shoes and hammock which ended up working out because seriously about 96 percent of the people there had both of those things!
This is a picture from the trip...
I would like to have my own hammock though, they are really comfy and fun to read in :)
But I feel like a prerequisite for CRU is to be outdoorsy.
Personally I prefer movie nights, going out to eat, coffee dates, baking, reading or shopping..(and that made me sound like a fatty haha)
And I guess I've never really realized how introverted I am either!
On Saturday we had free time and I decided to drive to Johnson City to get starbucks, study and read and I have to say, it was one of the highlights of the trip.
I guess you can't fit in everywhere but hopefully I'll find my niche of people soon!
So if any of you CRU girls are reading this and feel the same let me know because I'll gladly paint my nails with you, take a day trip to blowing rock, visit the outlets or even drive to Hickory for starbucks and target!
Oh life, what a ride.