life beyond the well…

back on the grind…almost…

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so it’s about to be time to start again. my LAST semester at carolina is rapidly approaching. my winter break will culminate with me working…and before you know it…it’ll be midway through the semester. i suppose that i am excited. the end of my college career and being on the brink of something new opens up an entirely different world to me- something far different from anything that i’ve ever encountered. i’m really about to be an adult…doing things that adults do…whatever that means, whatever that implies. i’ve always been confident in my ability to do things on my own and to do them well; however, as i get closer and closer to moving outside of my comfort zone here in academia and into the real world where real knowledge matters and i’ll have to deal with world problems instead of word problems- i wonder how prepared i am. i’ve always had the safety net of parents, grandparents, friends…but it’s about to me and god…nervous excitement.

despite all of my concerns, i’m sure that this semester will be one to remember. i’m expecting lots of fun, and i’m still expecting to meet people that will make me feel as if i’ve known them forever and who will make me wish that i’d have met them 6 or 7 semesters ago. my research with my econ 199 class is a source of great excitement, although the class itself can be a source of great frustration. i can’t wait to see what the end result will be. i’m also anticipating my acceptance letters from graduate school, as well as financial aid decisions that are so incredibly tight. i’m claiming that RIGHT now…cause god already knows how i feel about graduate school and stuff–so THANKS GOD FOR THE VICTORY!

i wouldn’t say that i’m really worried too much about this semester. my classes should be interesting. i’m kinda excited about learning to swim- although my goal is to get to the point where i can swim laps. people who do that are in GREAT shape. ahh…you gotta crawl before you walk. i am interested in seeing how things will turn out in terms of friendships and in terms of other relationships that have been forged with people. i am a firm believer that GOD is in control of everything…which is why i try my hardest not to worry- he’s got everything on lock. in addition, i thank god for every person who has been brought into my life, for every situation has helped me to learn and to grow and ultimately, to help me become who i am supposed to be in HIM.

so…pre last semester as a college student thoughts…i feel gooooooooooood 🙂

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Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

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