My last post was from March 2014, which was from my last semester of college about Spring Break. As a wrap up to that story, yeah, I took some flights and traveled for the week and it was so much fun. I went from San Diego to San Francisco to Seattle to Houston to Phoenix to Orange County and there were a ton of stories along the way. I had to take advantage of what was my last "break" from school and I'm so glad I did. Adventure is a good thing. I experienced a lot and I learned a lot. Here's just a couple pictures from the trip:
Pier 39 // San Francisco, CA // The real home of the sea lions
Space Needle, Seattle, WA // A really tall thing with a cool view
Point Loma Nazarene University // San Diego, CA // The greatest view to return to
May 10, 2014 // The day I graduated college
My time at Point Loma Nazarene University was the greatest four school years of my life and I would say the greatest season of my life in general. I learned a ton. I met a lot people who I hope to be friends with for a very long time. I discovered my passions and my strengths in a new way. I learned about my weaknesses. Point Loma was so, so good to me. It absolutely had it's hard times as well, but I'm better because of it. The Orin that came into PLNU as a freshman was not that same one that left - and for that I'm grateful. God used the people at Point Loma to grow me into who I am today.
Point Loma's mission statement is "Teach, Shape, Send" and the students and staff did just that. I was taught: from information about academic subjects, to real life lessons, to how to view the world not only from my own perspective, to so much more. I was shaped: people spoke into my life and helped me to grow in a way that I can't truly express with words, showing me by words and example of what it means to look more like Jesus. I was sent: my time as a student is finished but I left school equipped more so than ever to handle what life would throw at me next.
Lastly, as a quick post grad update, I stuck around in San Diego after graduating and I'm currently living with a group of Point Loma guys just about 10 minutes from campus. There's no better place for me than San Diego, CA. As far as what I'm doing, I'm still leading worship around the San Diego area on a somewhat sporadic basis but I love it. God has been so faithful to open doors and let me continue my journey with music and I hope to be doing it for as long as my hands and my voice work.
That is all.