1. WORK ON TIME MANAGEMENT!
Yep, time. One of my friends told me a couple of months ago that I am a great scheduler, I just stink at executing what I schedule. Either something comes up and it detours me from my plans or when I am on schedule I don't want to do it. This is a problem and I am slowly learning to work on my time management. I HAVE TO! My GPA is not acceptable right now.
2. FIND QUIET TIME!
When the day is DONE and you only have one thing left to give, let that gift be quiet time. For those of us who have forgotten what that is, let me try to remember for all of us. It's that time where you and Jesus reflect on the day, collect your lessons learned, and rejuvenate your spirit. I sure wish I would have done this more this semester. I don't know how many times I bit someone's head off for stupid stuff because I was so on edge. There is no excuse for it and I'm sorry.
3. LEAVE ROOM FOR FUN!
In the midst of every good dead, planned or not planned, that fills our lives with business, make time to just have fun! I've forgot how to for a minute, then realized that life was too short for all work and no play. Not to contradict what I said earlier, but after you have worked to the best of your capabilities and your brain is fried in the realm of academia, call up some friends and have some fun! Grab a board game, take a midnight run to Selma for a Sonic Creamslush (preferably not before a major exam or when a paper is due), or drink a cup o' joe with some friends. You never know what a little bit of laughter does for the soul.
4. LAUGH AT YOURSELF!
Let me tell ya, I have laughed more at myself this semester than I have at any other point in my life. Why? College? Taking a chance? Falling out of a raft? Asking stupid questions? Falling down, period? Like I posted in a previous blog, laughing at yourself can be very therapeutic.
5. MAKE MORE FRIENDS!
Before I started college, my realm of friends was small. Living in a small town, not traveling a lot, and hanging out in the library all the time really limits the possibities of meeting people. Once I went to college, I realized that people were cool. It's amazing the stories I have heard from incredible people over the past 2 ½ years. I have learned so much from them and they from me, the good and the bad. Branch out and never be comfortable with where you are. There is always someone to meet and a story to hear.
One of my very close friends tells me all the time that I have Goitis (Go-eye-tis). It sounds like a really gross disease, I know, but to her it's a disease that keeps me constantly on the go. I hate staying in one place for too long. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. It helps with that whole meeting new people and hearing new stories thing.
We are also supposed to GO because Jesus commands us to do so. Most of my goitis is from mission opportunities and chances to see people that I met on the mission field. I am glad that I was designed to be bored with my surrounding after a while. There is always a new adventure to be had and goitis helps me find one.
7. HAVE FAITH!
When I applied to Judson, I had NO idea what I was getting into.When I read the rules on our website, I truly thought I was stepping into a black and white T.V. show from the sixties. Fortunately, when I arrived everything was in color. I was new to this whole idea of being by myself, fending for myself, and truly being a grown up (sorta). I just told God that I might question what was going on; however, ultimatley He's got my life in his hands and I trust Him. That was hard, but it's worked so far. Judson's been a blessing and I wouldn't trade it for...well, there might be a few things. Haha.
I hope you have learned something. Merry Christmas! God bless!