Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What's Good, What's Best

The questions I hate most in school are the questions where it says "Choose the best answer".  Then, proceeds to give you a multiple choice question where all other possibilities are CORRECT, but only one is the "best" choice. Gee, thanks for being so clear as mud. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize that those questions might be the best preparation for life outside school.

We are faced so often with good things: sports, music, jobs, learning, friends and so much more. Those are all good things.  The problem is, if you try to pursue all of these at once you may find yourself with no time.  Sure, now you're great at soccer, but you also have no time for your friends. Or maybe it's opposite, you want to get good at soccer, but have no time because you're with your other friends all the time.  These are simplified, small examples, but this happens so many times.

I am always busy. I don't remember not being busy. But at my senior trip and during this summer, I've discovered that relaxation is important. I need rest. Maybe I can't do everything. That's okay.

Like my blog title, I can be busy and do a lot of things in this complex world, but I have to come back to the simple things.

I'll probably always be a busy body, but I'm learning to step back and think, "Okay, this is good, but it is getting in the way of something even better".

God, help me look at those real life multiple choice questions and know immediately what's best, not necessarily easy.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ooola la dorm stuff

Opinions necessary....which of these do you like better? :) We'll call them floral and stripes.

2 Weeks Full of Excitement

Around the time that I updated last time I had just gotten back from Choir Tour with my church. We went to Texas and and sang at at few places on the way. One of the places we went was called Schlitterbahn. It is a fun water park near Austin, TX. Many people chose to enjoy the many fun, exciting rides. One of them sent you UP stream at one point. I'm sure it was exciting. Me? Lazy River and hot tub/bar area. The whole time. It was fantastic. Me and a few middle school and high school girls tried to stay together in the lazy river. This was difficult in one of them. This one I call the not-so-lazy river. It goes around in a circle like one, but every once in awhile a huge wave would come through and send you rushing through the current. This was lots of fun because the 5 of us were trying to hold on to each other and each others tubes, but sometimes the current made that difficult!
But of course, all good things must come to an end. We had our homecoming concert Sunday and then it was back to work.  I intern at my church with the Children's Ministry and I LOVE it. So when I say "all good things must come to an end", that's not to say I was coming back to something I don't like. It was good to be home and I love my job. I work with some amazing, godly women and I'm so blessed to know and work with them.
On Wednesday my boyfriend came back from Alaska and I went to the airport with his parents to pick him up. It was really great to see him again and visit with his parents while we were waiting.
Then the next day I was on the road AGAIN. This busy body doesn't stay in one place too long! I left for Athens to visit my cousin. She goes to UGA and lives in a house that she rents with some other students. We went shopping and walking around downtown, ate at the amazing place called Casa Mia and watched some movies. By the way, if you're ever at Casa Mia, get the cheese dip. It's a roasted red pepper cream cheese served with bread and it's incredible. Anyway, I had a really good time visiting with her.
I just got home and I saw another car parked in my driveway from a neighboring county and I thought, "Who in the world is here from that county?" So I go in and it's one of my favorite teachers from school who was visiting with my mom! (They work together, it's not weird. :)) I was very excited to see her and it was nice to talk to her.

Wow this was a very long post, but clearly I've been very busy. Honestly, I'm just proud of myself for actually blogging. Maybe I'll update a little more often so it won't be as much to read at one time. :) Have a blessed and lovely day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Layout

Yes, I changed the layout again. Yes, I'm actually writing! What a concept-- I write in my blog.
For those of you that know me well you may be confused as to why my background is books. Well, I am going to college next year so therefore I'm going to be doing a lot of reading whether I like it or not! And I have made a college decision -- I will be going to LaGrange College in the fall. It is a small, Methodist college in (what do ya know...) LaGrange, GA (South West GA). I am very excited about that. In about a month I will be going to Orientation which I am so excited about!

In response to my last post, I have learned that my decisions are a lot easier if I stop thinking about what I am going to do. Instead, I need to think about what God needs to do and how I fit into that plan. My plan was Berry. His plan is LaGrange and I can already see how that is a better choice for me. Don't get me wrong, Berry is a great school. It's just not for me. I have learned so much other stuff since I last updated. God, even though I didn't notice at the time, has been teaching me all sorts of things about growing up, letting go and remembering that God is #1 on my priority list.

Please pray for me that I continue to stay true to God and His plan -- not my plan. Clearly, his plan is far superior to mine.