Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011- Shaping up to be a happy year

For some reason, for the past several weeks, I have been extremely positive about life. I can't tell you why. There has been no spectacular change in my circumstances that would prompt such happiness... but alas, I am happy. It must be joy from the Lord, because I honestly can't say where it's coming from. I hope that it stays with me, because it really is wonderful.

There are positive things happening in my life right now. I am working toward several goals, including the eventual removal of my impacted wisdom tooth. I am working hard, and a lot, but because I have my sights set on something, I am happy to have work, and I am excited for the opportunities it will allow me. I can't express what a blessing it has been to have this job from Mama Lemons (Garrett's mom) that will earn me $200. That's straight from the Lord. The plasma business should also prove to be fruitful, and I am looking forward to making a regular habit of going.

Along with my improving financial situation, my academics are not as difficult as I feared they would be. At least not so far. Biology seemed very daunting to me at the start of the year, but now I enjoy it a lot. And I made an A on my first quiz! Also, today my overseer for my work-study job told me that I am the best worker in our program (America Reads) and offered me her position next year. I don't know if I can accept yet, but it was a great affirmation to know that my dedication to these kids has been noticed and appreciated. I really do enjoy working with them, and I take the job seriously.

I guess this post turned into something of a life update. So there it is in case you were wondering. I am happy even in my strife lately, which is wonderful.

In his heart, a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

There are certainly places I would rather be in life right now, things I would rather be doing at this point, but God has put me in the place I am in and set my heart at rest. What a great peace he has given me!

Nicole

Monday, January 10, 2011

Back to Bryan...

So... part of me is really looking forward to being back. The other part of me wants to run away screaming. I am so happy to see friends again, that always lifts my spirits, and I love living with Lydia. However, my class schedule looks like this:

Start Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM Introduction to Fine Arts Archery Introduction to Fine Arts Archery Introduction to Fine Arts
10:00 AM Intro to Biology Intro to Biology Intro to Biology
12:00 PM Elementary Spanish II Elementary Spanish II Elementary Spanish II
2:00 PM Contemporary Mathematics Lab:Intro to Biology Contemporary Mathematics Contemporary Mathematics
3:00 PM Bryan Chorale Bryan Chorale Bryan Chorale
4:00 PM Advanced Narrative Writing for Film Advanced Narrative Writing for Film

And I'm broke. REALLY broke. Broker than I like to be. So fun times that involve money are out. Also I kind of just don't want to have to deal with the pressure of school right now. 2011 is just full of potential to really rock... but heading into this new year I'm feeling more adult than ever before (but I'm pretty sure time in general does that) and I just want to start my life. Is that crazy? Am I rushing the college experience? I don't know.

What do you think?