So my last entry was a bit of a rant. And I’ve been made aware that it could be taken out of context from a couple of fronts. My apologies, I haven’t rant-blogged in a while, and maybe shouldn’t have. I’m sure the lady who wrote the article I was referencing is a great person, loved by God. I wish her the best. Also, I wasn’t complaining about being single. I totally believe I’m where God wants me. I am happy, content, and satisfied with my ‘status’.
Anyway, started the Master’s program last week. Spent a week in the Denver area meeting my cohort and professors and some staff from the college. It was great. A bit overwhelming because we sat in lectures from 8am – 5pm for Mon – Thurs and 8am – 1pm on Fri. And each one of the lectures could have been a full class on its own. Didn’t take as good of notes as I wish I had. Oh well. My classmates are awesome, as are the professors. Everyone is so supportive and caring. I look forward to learning more about and from all of them.
One of my biggest takeaways from that week, and even before that actually, is that I have to start saying ‘no’ more often. I asked my therapist to check in with me when I see her, to ask what have I said no to recently. I don’t want to abandon my friends or anything, I just won’t be able to take on new assignments and occasionally will have to decline social events. School is important to me and I’m make a lot of sacrifices to further my education. To what end? I’m not entirely certain of that yet, but I’m excited for God to reveal that to me.
I can say missions is part of the plan though. I want to encourage missionaries on the field, from here and by visiting them. My challenge is to do it in a relevant way and not be a burden on them. That’s one idea I have for my capstone project, research on that subject.
Speaking of missions, the tickets for Costa Rica are purchased!! I’m over half-way to my fundraising goal too 🙂 We have a fairly small group going, but I’m excited to see what God will do with us!
I hope and pray you all have a great August! Hope to write again soon!