Once again I have neglected my blog, but it wasn’t on purpose. Life has been busy and I have been spending time earning my Paralegal degree. If you read my last blog post (September 2019), you learned that I have enrolled in college. What a challenging time it has been!
As I embark on my fourth semester coming this fall, I cannot believe how far I have come. When I started this journey, I was so unsure of so much. I felt excitement, sadness, loneliness, stress, as well as the highs and lows that come with taking on such a big life challenge.
Time management has been one of my biggest hurdles throughout my experience as a ‘non-traditional’ college student. I really don’t like that term, but I guess that is the most gentle way to say I am not in my early twenties anymore. If you read that with a lot of sarcasm, I can assure that I said it with sarcastic emphasis.
Today I have worked on some homework assignments. One of them is pretty exciting because I get to watch a movie on Netflix and write a paper on it. I remember as a child that I had to read a book and do the same. I think we called that a book report, lol. Now I get to do a movie report/review and all I can think about is how times have certainly changed. Had anyone have told me just how intense summer semester’s are, I doubt I would have taken more than two classes. I have been pushed to keep going when I wanted to scream and pull my hair out. I have sat down at my desk and cried a few times. Mostly out of frustration. Covid-19 sure messed up a lot of people’s plans and it certainly put a kink in college. Online learning took on a new meaning for me this summer and I am not sure how I am feeling about the upcoming fall semester. Whatever it is to bring, I will deal with that and work through the challenges as much as possible.
The season’s are going to be changing again soon and I am sure that I will change with it. I am very much looking forward to the cooler weather, the smell of all things cinnamon and pumpkin, cozy sweaters, warm hoodies and comfy lounge pants! For some reason, I feel that God is going to bring some very interesting changes in my life in the upcoming months. While I don’t have a clue as to what those changes are, I am hoping that I can embrace them for what they are because I have been preparing myself for something different.
So how do you prepare for something different when you aren’t sure what that ‘different’ is? You pray about it. I have no other explanation for you other than that. Not everyone believes in prayer, but I do. When I feel the season’s changing and the tides of life are turning, I am on a more heightened awareness about myself. I become extremely focused and determined to transition with a sense of peace – even when it may not be in my favor. Time goes so quickly and I sometimes think of how I have wasted some of my time, but I cannot feel guilty about that for it is in the past.
As the season’s begin to change and we are on the backside of summer, I am looking forward to what the fall will bring. If you are reading this, I hope that you will embrace the challenging times that we face in today’s world with grace, dignity and in prayer. It calms me when I am praying about my situation, challenges, up’s/down’s and the all around’s, lol.
May you all have a wonderful week and until next time…..
Peace, Love & Happiness