Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Break :)

I have about a week left of my Christmas break and I'm ready to get back to Crown :)

Here are some of my highlights of break so far:

1. A good long weekend with my Aunt Darla and Uncle Curt. Filled with laughter, GOOD food, and time for relaxing.

2. LOTS of working at the Bemidji Theatre! I've missed it SO much and I feel very blessed to have such an amazing job with incredible coworkers.

3. Coffee dates at my favorite coffee shop! :) It was nice hearing about all that's been going on in other's lives. Thanks for hanging out with me Becca! And soon to be Gracia and Lauren!

4. MICHAEL. :D Thank you for going to Life of Pi with me even though I got you in trouble with Mr. McCranky....And thanks for enjoying our "date" at Perkins :) I love that no matter how awkward others try to make our fun times together, they are ALWAYS so good!

5. CRAZY good times with family. Christmas was chaotic but so AMAZING. I loved seeing you all and enjoying the delicious meal! (HAMMMMMMMMMMMMM :D)


6. Sleepover with Callie Johnson :) It was a time full of good talks, actual "sleepover-ish" events, and wonderful naps. So thankful for you, Cal!

7. Times of quiet. I've started to realize my need to take some time for myself and just refuel myself. God has been so faithful to show me truths about Himself in these times and I know He alone sustains me.

I could write about so many good moments that I've had here in Bemidji. It's been weird to be back but I've been discovering that college didn't change me but instead I like to see it as realizing the woman I've always been but didn't allow myself to become.

I'm excited to see what is to come.

Friday, December 7, 2012

First Semester is Finished!...minus finals :D

Today I completed my first semester of college! :) Unless we're getting techinal that is. Next week is finals week but I don't really count that because I only have three finals AND I am fully aware of what is going to be on each and every one of them.

It's kinda surreal that I've already finished one whole semester. WHERE DID THE TIME GO???
It has been quite the journey and I know I've grown a lot as a student, person, and daughter of Christ. I've made good friends that truly care about me and have been right by my side the entire way. I continue to have peace about choosing Crown. Though, I've learned that this college isn't actually what I expected and is much more flawed then I origionally thought, I am confident that I am here for a reason and feel lucky to feel so secure.

Something new and a little bit scary is just around the corner. As I begin next semester, I not only have the priviledge to experience new classes but also new roommates. Both of my current roommates will be moving out after finals for various reasons and I will most likely be rooming with some of the incoming transfer students. I'm excited for this new opportunity to make more deep relationships and hope that I will be able to (through God's grace) be the best roommate I can be.


After finals, I will be going to Brainerd, MN to enjoy a good long weekend with my Aunt Darla and Uncle Curt!!!  I love these two so much! This will be a perfect start to my christmas break and I am looking forward to it.

Then I travel to my little Bemidji! While I will be enjoying a break from school, I will be working hard at the Bemidji Movie Theatre once again. (Can't wait to see my wonderful co-workers! And make some much needed money for next semester) :) I've missed my job SO MUCH! So it will be nice to be able to be there for three solid weeks.

I hope to also be able to see many friends and enjoy catching up on where everyone is at in life!

I am: Loving Life, Feeling Blessed and Incredibly Grateful.