Ahh…a little late with the weekly post yet again.
Last weekend, I went on the spring retreat with the Faith Activism Collective. It was really nice getting out of the city and going to this rustic camp setting. The retreat involved an approx. 4.5 mile hike into Sturtevant Camp in the Big Santa Anita Canyon. Sturtevant camp is a hold over from the glory days of the hiking resorts in the San Gabriel Mountains (which were popular in the 1900’s to about the first world war). So basically most modern technology was left behind (though the camp did have such amenities as electricity and heated cabins). There were just under 20 of us there for the weekend. It was a great time for me to relax, and be in a place where I didn’t feel so weird about my doubts about the church. Each night ended with some acoustic karaoke/sing alongs. Popular where 80s hits like Hungry Like a Wolf, Here I Go Again, Livin On a Prayer, Like A Prayer…and a rendition of Young MC’s Bust a Move with yours truly rapping. Oh dear.
It seems I’ve got a part-time gig as a barista to fall back upon when my job is essentially over next week. I’ll need something else to survive financially…but its a start right?