I can’t believe summer is already over! It was easily one of the greatest, if not the best summer I have ever experienced. I got to road trip and play music with my best friends in North Carolina and Georgia. I got to lead worship with my old crew at Hammock Street Church. I reconnected with old friends and built strong relationships. I got to go camping with my favorite bros in the Keys for a weekend. I recorded videos, wrote music, drank coffee, explored cities, played racquetball, read books, went to the beach, and took lots of photographs. How blessed am I?!
I got together with a lot of people this summer to write, and we always ran into the same problem: thinking outside of the box. The box is what limits great ideas and makes them mediocre. The box is what stops so many people from being themselves and writing the message that they were created to tell. I hate the box. I feel like I am finally breaking through those walls and creating some great ideas. I can not wait to share them with you all! It was wonderful having time to spend on writing songs and trying new things. I feel really refreshed musically and I get so excited to play out now that I take every opportunity that comes my way.
I am currently enrolled at Palm Beach State College and I am pursuing my AA degree. I am not sure what my future holds, but in the mean time I want to educate myself and keep pushing myself to work hard. I love learning about subjects that are relevant to my life and being challenged to think differently. I am taking College Composition 2, Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Introduction to Sociology, and Digital Photography 1. It feels so great to be back on a structured schedule again. I’m not looking forward to writing essays and taking tests, but I really do enjoy listening to the lectures and reading the material.
In other news, I managed to fall in love with an old friend of mine, Cathryn. Our relationship has grown me and matured me so much these past few months, it has been amazing. She is currently back to school at BIOLA in Los Angeles, California. We decided that we cared enough about each other to try and make this work, even if we are three thousand miles apart. I am actually flying out there in a few weeks to visit her and finally see the West Coast! I am so excited and so blessed to be doing life with her. She inspires me daily through her pursuit of godliness, her desire to do things well and work hard, and her caring and encouraging spirit.
I feel like I am in a great place right now. I am very involved with Calvary Chapel and I get to play at almost all of their campuses, which is amazing because I get to maintain all of the relationships I have created the past two years. It is wonderful being at PBSC and being forced to think for myself and stand up for what I believe in. When I was only surrounded by people that thought similarly to me and agreed with my ideas, such as church, Ocean’s Edge, and even my parents, I started to become numb to it all. It is so refreshing to be able to have a solid Christian community, but then to go out and actually be challenged and have to put my faith into action.
I have had some amazing opportunities and experiences this summer. It has been an incredible season of my life and I really have nothing to complain about if I am honest. I am thankful for where I am and I am thankful that you took the time to read this. Now I need to get to work on recording those songs!
If you would like to see more photos from my adventures this summer, feel free to view my Instagram feed: DavidGurr