My blog posts might be crazy and all over the place for a while since, well, my life has been crazy and all over the place. So bear with me.
If you follow my Instagram (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?) you probably peeped a few of my posts from this last weekend’s Party in the Desert – including a hyperactive video of a toilet paper rave and me in a coyote headdress. That madness was all part of my church’s yearly retreat to a 5 star resort in the desert of Palm Springs, where we get jacked up on Red Bull in 120 degree weather, party til 2 in the morning, and have our lives rocked by the Holy Spirit. I don’t know what other Christian groups do at their conferences, but that’s how we roll at C3 Society in San Diego.
Our mantra is to party with a purpose. God hasn’t called us to live lackluster lives of seclusion from the rest of the world in the cushy Christian comfort of churches with our strictly Christian friends. We are to be out in the world – that not only includes our schools and workplaces, but our local hangouts, bars, beaches, and wherever there are people – spreading the love of Jesus and partying for his glory.
I know I have a lot of readers that share all sorts of different beliefs, so I don’t mean to scare any of you away. I promise this won’t become a crazy Christian blog; rest assured I’m still gonna be posting about dead stuff, horror movies, and craft culture.
But I came to the realization after this weekend that I haven’t kept true to myself or really utilized this blog to the fullest. In my attempt to become a “popular blogger,” I fell into a monotonous routine of posting for other people, so much so to the point where I’d sit down to write an entry and felt uncomfortable sharing anything that wasn’t neutral or sugarcoated for pleasing my crowd. So I’d just scrap it and show you some pretty art instead. Many of you have been following me “since the Myspace days” (as we like to put it) so you know just how opinionated and fiery I used to be. I completely DGAF’d if I rocked the boat and got a few bits of hatemail for voicing my opinion or sharing my lifestyle. I said what I needed to say because I wanted to inspire people to think and better their lives.
Since I joined C3 Society almost a year ago, I’ve been partying with a purpose nonstop IRL. Now it’s time I start blogging with a purpose. No more sugarcoating, no more holding back.
With all of that said and done, here are just a few photos I snapped at our incredible Party in the Desert!
Also, check out the seriously awesome recap video of all the awesomeness from the weekend. My friends on the creative media team are mind-blowingly talented and couldn’t have done a better job capturing the epic essence of PitD!