Well, I haven’t done the best with keeping this blog up on my part. I can’t believe this is the last week of normal classes for the semester. Finals start on Monday *cringe*, and then by Thursday afternoon I will be home free for nearly 5 weeks. I don’t think I ever felt this ready to be back home last year. I swear I’ve been itching for a break for close to a month. This semester has been extremely different than last year, and I think it impacted me a lot more than I expected it would. I’m also ready to spend a wonderful Christmas with my family. I love Christmas, and I love my family. So needless to say, Christmastime is my favorite (which is why I posted a little Christmas video too!)
So, in honor of the end of the semester, I will list a few things that I have learned so far in my sophomore year:
1) Even for a person who is extremely outgoing and loves being with people nearly 24/7, I have found that it is okay to lock myself in my room sometimes. It’s not a crime to want to be alone and regroup, especially when the semester is so crazy.
2) I am not the best at dealing with change and adversity. This is something I really want to work on.
3) Giving to others can be the most rewarding feeling ever.
4) My friends are the absolute best, and I am so thankful for them.
5) Of everything I have learned this year, the most important was that I learned to depend on God a lot more than I ever have. Man, have I learned that. This semester has been crazy and I have seen my weaknesses and mistakes very clearly. In a way, that’s been great, because I have found myself running into the arms of my Father so much more. It is important to remember that I am frail and imperfect, and it is even more important that I remember that I am not expected to be by God. It is also so comforting to know that I can rest in the strength of the Lord.
So, that is all for now. I pray that you all are finding peace and relaxation this holiday season. Goodbye for now!