So, last December, I went to this AMAZING event -- the annual National Conference of the Christian Camp and Conference Association. Yeah, that's a mouthful. Basically, it's hundreds of people from across the country who are involved in Christian camping ministry.
So I went to the conference last year, and it was sooooo good. Like really, I can't even explain how refreshing it was to be with ALL those other people who share my passion for camp ministry. It was such a good thing. I met some fabulous people, some of whom I still keep up with on Facebook, and I gained a lot of great information and ideas.
As soon as the conference was over, I was already looking forward to December 2011... until sometime this spring or summer, when I decided I wasn't going to go this year, wasn't going to spend the money. Not worth it to spend the money on it two years in a row, was my verdict.
Until this week. Now that it's just over a month away, I'm starting to reallllllly wish I was going to this year's conference.
It's expensive. And I'm young, single, and don't make a lot of money.
But then again... I'm young and single :-) AND have a job at a camp that will allow me to take a week off to do this. How many more years will I have opportunities to do stuff like this?
But is it wise to spend that much money? I have school, and bills, and a car with less-than-ideal gas mileage.
So I'm weighing the pros and cons, trying to consider what's best to do. Let me know if you have any input :-)