Live leigh updates*
*Less live, as in right now, and more lively, as in full of life.
As many may know I have been experiencing the Wild Wild West for a little over a year now, but I’m excited to share that in just a few days I will be moving east to settle into my new place in Bismarck. However, before I tell you about that, I want to share a small glimpse of the adventures summer 2017 held!
First, the contrast of how chillax winter was compared to keeping up with the bustle tourist season was an exciting and well needed change. I worked for both the ambulance service and a tourist information shop in Medora which kept my days pretty booked up. I should explain that “pretty booked up” means that in the entire month of June I had two days off, which would be mostly my fault for not scheduling days off; but nevertheless, by the end of the month I was twenty years old and out of trouble! I spent a week of June pulling ticks off campers and handing out band-aids as the camp nurse out at Eastern Montana Bible Camp. It was such a blessing to be back home, in a sense, at EMBC with friends that I made over so many summers of being a camper and counselor. Shameless plug for the best camp here - EMBC Website!!
July began a little chill, but by day three it was already well into the hundreds and tourists were everywhere to celebrate the 4th of July! Medora was the only town in the area that was allowed to light off fireworks so locals from all over came to watch. Downtown was crawling with people eager to be amazed including Dad and Uncle Pat. A few weeks later Michelle and I left the country for little tour of Moose Mountain Provincial Park in Canada. We had plenty of fun and learned that when crossing international borders one should have a plan for their visit or at least something more than, “we won’t really know until we get there, you know?” Let’s just say we got through the border, but it was not the most pleasant experience! Feel free to check out our adventure video here - Kenosee for a day, eh?
The last weekend of July I was given the amazing opportunity to go as a young adult to the Steubenville St. Paul conference with the Corpus Christi youth group out of Bismarck. Before the conference began we were able to help serve a meal with Loaves and Fishes which feeds people in need for no cost; go swing dancing at an old-school dance hall that was actually built as a cave in the side of a hill; and tour the Science Museum of Minnesota that was originally founded in 1907. The actual conference was two days of singing, dancing, listening to great speakers, adoring our Lord, and engaging in charity battles over who would sleep on the floor.
The conclusion of my summer is creeping up quickly, and although my life has been growing in Medora for what seems like forever now, I am ready to begin all the new things to come. The main new thing I will be pursuing is the Paramedic program through BSC. It’s a year long plan, and if I pass the tests at the end I will be a paramedic! We’ll see if I can make out alive one day at a time. I’ll try to keep some updates going through the year, but if you know me at all, you know that sometimes I’m not always on top of things like that. Sorry, not sorry.
Finally, I’d like to give a huge thank you to all the folks at the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, Billings County EMS, Medora CVB, Hidden Springs Java, and everyone in Medora who has made my time here one to remember! Also, a huge thank you to my family for all their support, and my friends for never letting me quit!
So, Medora, we’ve had some fun, and maybe I’ll see you on the flop side homie!