Another Semester

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I started this new semester on Monday and to be honest I am really anxious about how this semester is going to play out. School has never come easy to me. I am one of those students who actually has to work my butt off if I want a good grade. Where as my husband is just a naturally good student. Ohh man, am I jealous of that skill.

Last semester was one of the hardest semesters I have ever had. My school work load was heavy, I took on more hours at the coffee shop and a couple other things were dropeped on me that were not expected. I was busier than I would have liked to be. Early in last semester, one of my friends came up to me while I was working at the coffee shop and asked me if we could hang out the next day. I was so shocked by her request that I laughed out loud and I was even offended that she thought I would have an open time slot the very next day. I was immediately flooded with emotions after realizing my reaction to her question. Why was I offened? Why did I create a schedule that was so packed that I didn't have time for the people that meant the most to me. I hoped she would have grace for me in that time of my life and patience as I was learning how to manage my time efficiently. I am thankful for the grace that my friends and family extended to me during this time. 

All that to say, I am afraid that this semester will be just a busy and caotic as the last. Juggling full time school, part time work, marriage, friends, holding the position of president of Act Six at our school and homework is virtually impossible. I have taken steps to lessen my load this time around. I took less credits and now am only working one job as apposed to two. I am also giving more of my time to Jesus which will obviously give me more joy through the maddness that comes. Duhh.. I should have jumped
on that last semester. haha! 

Anyway, here is a picture of my best friend and I on the first day of this semester. We have a tradition of taking a picture together on the frirst day of spring semester. Yes, we are cheesy and I like it!! We bought the same shirt at different targets on the same day and wore them on the first day. Woops! I've heard it said that over time best friends start to look like eachother, or is that couples?...


  1. Oh my goodness girlfriend, I could not agree with you more about trying to manage time more efficiently. My plate is overflowing with things that I can’t neglect (a full time job + 2 business, serving at church, & trying to find any spare moment I can to spend time with friends, family and my husband. If I’m lucky I get an hour all to myself - Yes!) Is it sad to say that I am constantly feeling like I’m just trying to keep my head above water!? Anyway, it’s good to hear that someone is in the exact same boat as me! I hope finding your joy through Jesus helps calm the storms of life for you. Personally, I feel the most at ease when I’m reading his word! And finally, I wish you the best with your spring semester! School never came easy for me either, so I totally understand. PS. You and your best friend are gorgeous! :)

    1. Wow! That is a lot to take on. I felt like that last semester. A good passage for me was in Matthew when Jesus walks on water towards Peter. It's a good analogy for keeping your head above water and focussed on Jesus. Maybe i'll blog about that passage. haha!

      Thank you for the sweet sweet comment. You are so kind!


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