So since I last posted a bit has changed:
- I'm a senior in college
- I'm a Resident Assistant in the first-year residence halls
- I'm 21
- I've found a neat college church
- I've begun the police officer testing process twice
- I've had some major disappointments and some huge successes
- I've made some incredible friendships and grown apart from some people that I truly miss
Yesterday I found out some very disappointing news. I applied for a Police Reserve job with a department that I was extremely excited about. It would have been pretty much perfect. The testing process was an emotional roller coaster, but I had hope. Yesterday I received the news that I will not be getting the position. I spent a long time, pretty much the whole afternoon, struggling with WHY. Jesus sent me this verse:
"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act." Psalm 37:5
That was my encouragement to keep going. And goodness it's tough. Because now I'll be stressing out all over again until I find another job that I'm excited for. But that's ok.
On the bright side, my residents have started coming back from break!!! I love them so much. They have no idea. I've always liked being needed, and this year my ressies have been phenomenal. Yes, I occasionally have to be the "you're breaking policy" RA, but most of the time I have a blast just hanging out with them and getting to know them. They call me Mama Duck because I explained to them at the very beginning of the year that they're like my little ducklings since they follow me around everywhere and ask me for help for everything. Some of them have flown the coop already, but I've held on to most of them and we get along just fine. :)
I've been listening to Mars Hill's Real Marriage series. I know, I know, I'm not married. I don't even have a boyfriend. I'm not even CLOSE to having a boyfriend. But the message I just finished was on how to be a respectful wife and I learned so much. I was so blown away that I'm going to listen to it again to take notes. Basically, this is something that all women who desire to love Jesus and show it in their lives and marriages (present or future) should listen to.
So that's the most recent news. I'm excited to start this again, to be able to put my thoughts down in writing. It won't always be profound. In fact, most of the time it'll probably be the day-to-day mundane things that I love so much about life. But 5 years from now, I'll be able to remember what life was like. So 'till next time.