Wow! This is probably the hardest break from school to come back from. With Thanksgiving being so late this year it leaves less than two weeks to cram every single project, paper and presentation in. Plus like many students I suffer from an extreme form of procrastination. Definitely feeling the stress only being back to Nyack for a couple hours, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that this semester did in fact come in like a wrecking ball. I just felt like I got so much dumped on me this semester all at once. The challenges of life often neglect to respect our time. And this has been the most stretched for time period of my life. Finding some unreachable challenge of balancing homework, classes, jobs, room mates, family, friend, and the occasional sleeping time has proved to be a challenge. This semester has its difficulties, but intertwined within each of them has brought each of their blessings. But, with all of these come also the distractions and desire to try new things and have lots of fun in college. Such is the never ending juggling act that we call life. So needless to say this semester has caused my eyes to be a little distracted from just focusing on school work, and so now it’s time to really crack down and get this homework knocked out. But, honestly it is overwhelming as the end of the semester draws nearer and nearer, but I know that in just a couple of weeks is when I can breathe a sigh of relief.
That is really what college and even life is all about. Things can be really hard and full of challenges with no end in sight, but honestly at the end of it God always sustains us we realize how strong we really are. Wow that was deep! Ha, but really looking back on this semester there have been multiple times when I have had to stand toe to toe with my biggest insecurities or fears and overcome them. It literally meant hiking mountains to see how strong I truly am. This has been the strangest semester, but with each new thing I feel like I have gained so much knowledge in the process. I’ve learned much about strength, generosity, church, calling, grace, culture, love, and hard work thus far. And, I trust that these things can carry me through these last to weeks.