First of all, Happy New Year!
Isn't he just precious? My friend Trent and I rescued this little kitty a couple days ago. I wish I could have brought one of his brothers with me, but unfortunately, I don't think my dorm would allow me to do so.
It's less than a week before I head back to school, and I am pretty pumped. I'm ready to get back on a schedule, start new classes, dance again, attend chapter dinners, and be on my own again. Living at home sure has its benefits, don't get me wrong, but it's time for me to get back to campus. The Lord might have something incredible in store for me this semester, and I'm excited to see what the winter and spring months will bring. Although I am a perfect fit for anxiousness around this time, I know He doesn't want me to meddle through those thoughts. Classes will work themselves out, I will find my place and enjoy the rest of my time as a college freshman. (If you couldn't tell, I'm trying to retain a positive outlook. No more doubts or worries!)
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Oh goodness, so I found my new year's resolutions from last year. And since I feel like some of them still apply today, so here's my revised version.
- To focus on the good, not the bad. See above.
- Find things to laugh about. I need more laughter in my life.
- To get back into ballet. For real this time. Take classes.
- Forgive. Stop holding grudges, learn to give others second chances, even if it hurts.
- Let it go. Stop believing that I can handle anything life throws at me, on my own.
- Be honest; don’t hold it in. I need to start saying what’s on my mind, and say what I truly think/feel because if I don’t, if I just keep it all quiet for the sake of sparing feelings, I’m honestly going to implode and it won’t be pretty.
- Be freeeeee. Still learning what that means.
- Open up my heart more. Hah yes, still applies.
- Learn to love myself better. Accept my flaws and understand who I am in God's eyes.
- Work on my relationship with others, and Christ. Realize that these are the things that are most important.
- Be happy, take risks, and have adventures. That's part of college, right?