ImageSo, this post a week thing was doomed before it started, but I am not going to give up on blogging. Even if it is only meant for once or twice a year, I will still keep a record of when the writing bug hits me and I have to answer.

I titled this post an REM song because I was online and bored and realized that the Mayan prediction of the end of the world or more accurately the Mayan calender resets a year from today (December 21, 2012). So, it has many people wondering if 2012 really will be the end of the world as we know it or just another end of the year as we know it. 2011 was a year of BIG change in my life. It was somewhat expected change, but I remember one of the first posts I made on this blog close to a year ago talked about the uncertainty within those changes. Graduating college, moving away from home, starting medical school, etc. This year was a big milestone in my life and I have really enjoyed it. But in someways, I felt like it was the end of the world as i knew it. For 4 years I had gone to a college in my hometown that i had lived in for the majority of my life with familiar faces that I have known for decades. And when I ended my journey here, everything changed. My world ended and a new life began. Now, I live in a new town and state and I go to a new school where I didn’t know anyone when I first started. I have new friends and growing new interests/hobbies. My world looks quite different from the way it looked a year ago today. The funny thing is that I knew it would, but I never knew how much. However, I am enjoying every moment of this new world that I am living in. And the good part about it not being the ‘doomsday’ type end of the world is that I can still revisit to the people and things that made up my old world and feel like it never ended.

So, what about 2012? Well, as far as expected changes I think I am settled for a least 3 and 1/2 more years. So, the big changes I saw in 2011 will not be a factor next year, but that doesn’t mean that I still won’t experience those good and bad UNexpected changes of life. And if in 2012 we see the true end of the world, then I don’t want to look back on the next 365 days with any regrets. I want to live, laugh, and love as much as I can. And if December 21, 2012 finds me at home (like I am now) with my family preparing to celebrate another glorious Christmas and brand New Year, I still don’t want to look back on 2012 with any regrets. I am sure school will get a little harder because I will be a second year and preparing for Boards, but I still want to live this year to the fullest like EVERY year that God has and will bless me to see in my lifetime. I hope we all can take that approach to this year whether it be the last one as we know it or not.

Merry Christmas and HAPPY HAPPY 2012!

Pomp and Circumstance

May 20, 2011

So, I graduated college last Saturday and it hasn’t really settled in. I have been a member of the Harding empire for the past 17 years and it seems weird, almost traitor-like, to think about calling another school home. However, in two months I will be. As I look back on my years at the university specifically, I think about the people. The people I met in college made my experience a lot better than my high school experience with Harding was. The picture above is just one group out of the several groups of friends I made at HU in my four years. The people above, the science crew, have been with me the most as we have taken classes together, talked together, cried together, laughed together, got angry together, and spent WAY too many late nights and days in the science building (sci as I affectionately call it…). I couldn’t write down in one post how much every person, not only pictured here but many others, that i’ve met at HU has meant to me. I have so many wonderful memories and those memories are the only things that make me what to hang on to this place. My life is changing so fast and I can’t count the number of times in the past month I asked for time to just slow down and wait for me to catch my breath. On the other hand, I think of all the times in the past 3 and 1/2 years that I just wished for one day to be over or for time to fly between one moment to the next. Oh, how I wish now (as I was told MANY times) that I had enjoyed every moment more. It is always true what they say that you never know what you have until it’s gone. I feel like I always remember that lesson too late at times in my life. All I can say is I have been blessed by the people I met in college and I MISS them, dearly. I hate the times I was distant, moody, and petty. I hate the times where I was too focused on the next test or project or guy and less on those friends that meant the most to me. It is also fitting that I am reminded of this lesson on my grandmother’s birthday. She died 2 and 1/2 years ago and I still miss her as if it were yesterday. I learned that lesson about not giving enough time to those who mean the most to you in a hard way when she died. She was my best friend and I will see her again someday.

On that note, I just wanted to speak a small bit about the news I’ve been hearing. According to some guy on family radio, I will be seeing my grandmother again tomorrow because that is when the world is ending. Apparently, he has calculated when the rapture is going to take place. I believe what Revelation says and that it will happen someday but the bible also says that “No man knows the day nor the hour when the Lord will come”. So, I’m not sure why this guy thinks that he is the exception. If the world ends tomorrow, I am okay with that because I will be in Heaven with my Lord. But if it doesn’t, I won’t be disappointed and I am kinda excited about the next stage of my life. I guess we will see but my trust is in God either way.

Well, I am sorry I haven’t participated in the post-a-week as I had originally planned, but my last semester was more challenging and time consuming than I thought it was going to be. But all in all, it was a great year and an great four years and I look forward to the future whatever may.

Peace and blessings