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

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Viva La Vida

January 29, 2011

Well, I almost missed a week already. A lot has happened this week and it has been hard to gather my thoughts to post. So, I am posting at 10:30 on (what some would say….) is the last day of the week. All through the week, I have seen the topic suggestions for each day and I always thought it would be nice to write something, but I haven’t had the time.

This week I had my last medical school interview and I absolutely fell in love with the school. The school is ten hours away from my hometown, but the school is everything I want: Fun people who are dedicated to service and medicine. I felt right at home and the facilities were GORGEOUS! It is weird, though, how I can be so decided yet undecided at the same time. I feel like the choice I make for medical school will direct the rest of my life either good or bad. I am so afraid of making the wrong choice that I was almost hoping that I would not get a choice at all. However, I am thankful that I did get a choice and I feel like I might have found the place I want to spend the next four years.

To respond to one of this week’s topics; Do you want to life forever? I would say not this life on Earth. I would like the eternal life the Bible speaks of with no more pain and sorrow. But this Earth is so horrible and sad at times that it would be depressing to life forever in it. However, I fully advocate living life to the fullest. That was something that was made clear to me as I visited my last medical school this week. I always thought that life would end when I get to medical school. But my idea of that is changing. The students I met were not dead (well, I didn’t meet any 3rd years…) and they really seemed to be enjoying life. I know medical school is difficult, but maybe it is not the kiss of death to my social life as I thought it would be. I don’t know if it is just this school or the future in general, but I am really excited about life. A concept that has been harder for me these past two years. Maybe one post I will spend talking about my wonderful grandmother, but her death had and still has an effect on me. Thankfully, time does heal some.

Along with being excited about life is not letting my last semester work block me from enjoying these people I will only be with for a short time. A theme I am sure you all are getting sick of hearing me say, but let that be a warning to you. Time passes quickly so if you are in college, high school, or just life in general, do NOT forget to love the people you are with. Because even if it is your spouse or parents that you think will be around forever, the truth is that they won’t. We do not live forever on this Earth. So, make the best of the life that you are given because you only have one life to live.

Good night and have a great week!