Decided to take a study break to grab a cup of coffee, watch a few Jimmy Fallon videos, and write a blog post. Because it’s been too. dang. long. since I last posted, and that is UNACCEPTABLE.
My life is crazy.
I don’t need to tell you that, though, because I know yours is, too. (And you’re doing WONDERFULLY, by the way – you’re still breathing, aren’t you? You’ve got this, fam.)
I’m writing this in between writing essays on classics I’ve read, submitting a seventeen-page paper on selective mutism (which I can totally share if you want it but I’m absolutely certain you don’t), studying for a marketing final tomorrow (which I’m pretty sure I’ll fail), thinking about another ten-page conference paper I’ve gotta write… and then there’s mid-terms and finals and oral reports and another two novels that I’m supposed to be reading… all before the end of this month. It’s not going to happen, but that’s the beauty of CollegePlus – I’m self-motivated enough to push through the hard parts, but I can reschedule deadlines if I absolutely need to.
Aaaanyway. That’s why I haven’t been posting. (And why I’ve been pinning like crazy – study breaks are wonderful, amiright???)
Besides school, though, life has been pretty fab. Some wonderful friends came to visit us a few weekends ago (see our Instagram proof here and here), and it was literally one of the best weekends ever. We crammed so much into those fifty hours… and we were late to everything but whatever. 😄
On another note, I got baptized yesterday. It wasn’t a huge deal and I didn’t even know it was going to happen ’til a few days before, but it happened.
Truth be told, I’ve always thought that baptism wasn’t super important. I believe it isn’t required for salvation, and because I’ve been burned by “works-based” Christians, I stayed away from anything that looked like that for a long time.
Then, when we went to WIT, I kind of had a revelation – a massive turning point in my relationship with Christ. Long story short, I thought I was a lesser Christian because I wasn’t crying during worship like a lot of the other young adults were. The revelation came when I got away from everybody and realized that God’s grace is sufficient. It wasn’t like I heard God’s voice or anything, it was just… like the truth slowly snuck into my mind and like God was telling me, “You don’t need to act or look like everybody here. I know your heart.” It was amazing.
A few weeks ago, my family finished taking a membership class at our new church. (Still can’t believe it’s been a year since we left our church. O_O) Apparently, to be a member of the church, one of the requirements is that you be baptized. I didn’t want to get baptized “just because I had to to be a member,” but I’d already told a friend that I wanted to get baptized. It wasn’t a “need,” it was just a desire – something I wanted to do out of my love for Christ, my obedience to Him, and my desire to be like Him.
So, yeah, that happened. It rained like crazy that day and I thought lightning would strike the river and I’d get baptized and immediately float up to heaven, but I’m still here.
Let’s see… what else is going on?
That literature course I’m in the middle of is insane. I’m reading all of these authors I’ve never even attempted before, the authors pretentious hipsters with man buns and skinny jeans who sip fair trade coffee on wooden bleachers at hipstery coffee shops talk about – Faulkner, Cather, Wharton, Hawthorne, Twain, Nabokov. (I can feel myself turning into a hipster because of it, actually. I just recorded myself playing a Hozier song on a ukulele in a distressed denim shirt and skinny jeans. It’s ridiculous.) Anyway, I’m enjoying it, though. It’s giving me an appreciation for classics I’ve never had.
My sister and I also watched all of Stranger Things in a week. (There are only eight hour-long episodes, guys. We’re not that crazy.) Even though I wouldn’t recommend it without a disclaimer for a kind of insane amount of language… it’s soooo goooooodddddd. We started a Pinterest board and are planning on watching it again, this time showing it to our siblings. Oh and I’m probably gonna write a blog post about it soon, too. Just a heads-up, lol.
I got a pretty short haircut (which I’m in love with because it makes me look adorable and I’ve finally accepted the fact that that’s just the way I’m gonna look no matter what I do) and I’ve listened to more Taylor Swift in the last few weeks than I care to admit… and the same goes for watching Friends. Oh and I’m also majorly crushing on a guy who barely knows I exist. What are feelings and why do I have them. *rolls eyes* I’ll probably write a blog post about that, too.
Well. Just letting you guys know I’m still alive.
I love you guys, by the way. I love that even when I go away for, like, a month, you still comment sometimes and keep reading my posts and randomly message me on Instagram to tell me that you love what I write. It makes it all feel worth it somehow. I mean, I love to write so I’d probably do it anyway, but the fact that you guys like my rambling words… crazy. ❤
I’ll be back soon. 🙂
ps: you know you’ve been studying too long when you spell fall “faul.” yep. i stared into a fake camera like i was on the office. ugh what even is life.