Sorry for the long hiatus, everyone, I have let myself get way too busy with school! Nothing too eventful has been going on, however. I've been chugging along through my coursework (I think I can, I think I can...), doing some pleasure reading, and spending the free time that I have with someone special.
I've also had the wonderful opportunity to help Ms. Becky with the Bible class for 2-year-olds. It is such a blessing to be able to learn from someone as experienced and knowledgeable as her and to finally spend some time with children.
I hope that you are all doing well and growing in the Lord. I love you all and miss each and every one of your encouraging faces! :)
Freedom! Well...for a little while. ;) Since being home I have done some relatively effective relaxing, going so far as to avoid Facebook and pleonast. Alas, my lack of days and evenings spent with all of you lovely people has driven me back here. Never before have I missed a place or a group of people as much as I miss Florida College and its inhabitants (as well as those who frequently haunt it; love you, Melissa)! Last night I attended a band/orchestra concert at my high school and found that I do not miss that place at all. The relationships that were formed there (barring one in particular) were shallow ones, feeling more like an exchange between colleagues rather than true friendship. Even the less-close friendships at FC were deeper than the ones made in high school. I truly appreciate and love all of you, my friends. :)
The short break that I have between last semester's classes and my sixteen delightful hours that will begin next week is much needed. So far I have gotten some sleep (woohoo!), read for fun a bit, and watched Disney movies and Animal Planet. Yesterday, however, I skipped out on the relaxation and helped my grandfather finish up his packing. I packed up many good memories into those boxes and I will miss them greatly. And yet I have a hope that there will be many new, wonderful memories in the future not to replace, but to accompany these older ones.
I know that a good number of aforementioned memories will be made next year in the apartment that I will get to share with five lovely young ladies. I am so excited! It's going to be absolutely crazy with the six of our unique personalities packed into a three-bedroom flat. Still, I am sure that I will love every moment of it and I am looking forward to learning from each of my house-mates. :) Did I mention that we will also be joined by at least one furry friend (no, we're not inviting Phillip to live with us)? I am now pleased to introduce to you Satin, or more formally, Silver Satin Doll:
I hope that you are all having a loverly summer so far and that it continues to be filled with the greatest blessings! Tootles!
I've just realized that my life could be one of those really awful teen movies. Not awful as in ostentatiously sinful, but awful as in cheesy and dramatic.
And, no, I will not elaborate.
I now leave you to ponder the words of Walt Whitman.
When I heard the learn'd astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
Banquet week was absolutely amazing. Photos of the various events are currently available on Facebook; I will work on getting them up elsewhere so that those without a Stalker account can see them too. ;)
I love you all and I feel so blessed to be a part of your lives. I mean that about each and every one of you. Goodnight, my lovelies!