I'm comin' at ya live from my dorm room! I just got moved in yesterday, and it's so stinkin' cute. I'm so, so thankful for my boyfriend and my family, because they've been a big help these past few days in all the craziness. I'm pretty excited (but still nervous) for this year. The classes don't really scare me, it's more of the "getting adjusted I don't know anyone I miss people at home" part. I'm praying for peace.
I'm especially praying for peace right now after my hectic day yesterday. I was ready to move in and had been packing like crazy.... when my computer got a virus. It shut down, restarted, acted like a strobe light, and grew a mind of its own. This was not what I wanted to see with all the other money I was already spending. My dad and I were able to fix it, but it cost me hours and hours of sleep. Then, as a stupid move on my part, I left my phone on a shelf I have in my bathroom and I knocked it off into the bathtub. The full bathtub. UGH! This was a three hundred dollar bath, people. But, believe it or not, I did learn something other than carefulness...
Prayer is so important. Well, I already knew that, but I was really feelin' it yesterday. Yes, it is just a phone, and it is just a computer, and it is just a thirty five minute move down the road, but it's just that feeling of "oh my goodness I'm already anxious and everything is happening at once." It finally occurred to me that I needed to take a step back and just pray about how I was feeling. I know this is silly, but sometimes I feel like what I'm going through isn't worth praying about, because other people are in much worse situations than me. I mean, what do I have to complain about, right? 1 Peter 5:7 says to "cast all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for you!" Wow! That's so awesome. Even when I'm just feeling sad or stressed about little things, God cares about that and wants me to share it with Him. How He loves us so!
This will be a great year! I'll have time to make new friendships and strengthen ones I already have. It will definitely be hard to have hours and miles separating me from people I care about most, but that will make it all the more special when we can talk. I'm praying for peace, direction, and help in the hard times of this year. And it's beautiful because He hears me.