halfway there (to spring break)

Hello friends!

We are now nearing the end of Week 5 of 16, and are halfway to Spring Break, which is a motivation for me to get through these next few weeks with a glad heart.

There are so many things to be thankful for, even in the midst of all of this craziness. Like the beautiful weather we have been having lately! The weekdays have been chilly, but the weekends have been sunny and warm and it makes me long for spring. I will have to admit, though, the probability of not having a snow day makes me a little sad.

I have been really enjoying all my classes now that everything has finally flown into full swing. I have absolutely loved my geography class. My professor is absolutely hilarious and really gets you thinking. I didn’t realize how geography was more than just places, how it’s culture and ethnicity and history all combined into one.

This past week my homework schedule has been pretty slow, so that has been nice to take a short break from struggling to stay on top of things to having a little bit more down time to myself. I know it won’t last forever, though, so I’ve been trying to enjoy it while I can.

Yesterday I was able to go see the Newsies “movie” that is playing in theaters, and I am so glad I was able to see it! I was able to see the show on tour back in August when it came near to my hometown, but it was so neat being able to see the original broadway cast, even if it was on a screen and not in person. Now all I can do is hope for a DVD to release. 🙂

I can’t think of anything else to share, so I’ll leave you with the Newsies. 😉

Have a blessed week!

Sydney

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jumbled thoughts

I haven’t written anything in a long while, so I decided to share just a random jumble of everything that has been going on in my life lately. I wanted my blog to be more formal and organized, but that’s not real life… at least, not my life. So this will probably be the format that I will write in from now on.

I’ve been in kind of a slump lately, and I don’t really know why. Ever since I got back to school I just feel down in the dumps. I think it is a combination of the weather and possibly not getting enough sleep. I feel like myself, but more of a cartoon version of myself. I also think my school work has overwhelmed me a little because I had such an easy semester last fall. I hope that once I get back into the swing of things it will get better, but right now I’m trying to keep up my positive attitude and focus more on the good instead of the tiny bad things.

School has been going well! I really love all my teachers, and my workload is heavy but manageable. This semester, I have more studying than actual homework which will be a little bit harder for me because I am usually not used to studying for a significant amount of time. But my classes are not particularly very difficult, so I think this will be good “testing waters,” if you will, for the next couple of years when my classes get more challenging.

I have been trying more churches this semester, though I think I already found one that I really enjoy. My good friend told me it is pastored by one of our professors from last semester father. It is smaller and reminds me a lot of my home church. It’s a little bit of a drive, but I absolutely love it and can’t wait to get more involved this coming semester.

I have really been enjoying tea lately, especially now that it is so cold (we actually got snow flurries last night)! I have never been the biggest fan of coffee, it just never made me feel super great, and the amount of cream and sugar I would pour into it was not healthy. With a tea place just a few steps away from my dorm, I have been going there nearly every day since I got back to campus this semester.

I think this about covers everything that I’ve wanted to share with you lately, if not, I’ll hopefully share another post with you all, soon.

I hope you all have a blessed week!

Sydney

end of semester thoughts

Though the end of the semester officially ended a week ago, I somehow lucked out and have been home for a little over a week and a half now. I’ve been using the downtime to ponder some thoughts as I think over this past semester and look forward to the next.

I am so grateful for amazing friendships I’ve made. I never thought I would have made the sweet friends I have now. As much as I love my friends here at home, I realized how important it is to have friendships with people with the same passion and drive you do and for that, I am eternally grateful for the girls God has placed into my life this semester. Proverbs 27:9 says it best: “Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.” (NKJV)

My transition into college life has been relatively easy as well. Many of my classes did not have much homework invovled, but there were weekends I had to skip out on fun activities because of the amount of studying I would have to do. Though that wasn’t fun at the time, I am grateful I have that discernment for decisions like that. Taking classes at my local community college was helpful in managing my time, but the difference between a residental university and a small two year school is way different than I thought it would be. I have defitinley learned the importance of keeping a planner haha.

This year has not been without it’s bigger challenges, though. I’ve sort of been living off the verse Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” It relates to two things that have happened/been happening in my life right now. The first, a friendship that has ended this semester. Though I prefer not to get too much into it, it has been bitter-sweet for several reasons. The next is trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I was torn between what I wanted to do and what I felt would be smartest to do, though I’ve decided to go with what makes me happiest, which is History. I’m more excited about that then I was with my original plan of Human Resource Management.

I’m so thankful for the experiences I’ve had, good and bad, to help guide the decisions I make as we all venture into the new year.

With Love,

Sydney

hey there

It has been such a long time since I’ve posted!

College life and new friends have definitely kept me busy these past months.

However, come the New Year, I hope to begin posting again more frequently. I’m not sure what I’ll post yet, but going through these months at college has made me realize I need something creative to do, and so I decided I am going to try and pick this blogging thing up again.

I hope to keep up with this regualarly, more for myself than anyone else but I hope that you will enjoy reading my thoughts in the coming year.

With love,

Sydney