Friday, April 16, 2010

Future (Of Course)

Well, I'm back. Again. I guess I'm just not so good at this whole blog thing. I shouldn't be too surprised, since I'm not even good at keeping a journal. Well, I'll try again. At least I can type with two hands now.

Yes, my casts are both off! They were removed a couple of weeks ago, and I've been working on bending them back into shape. It's definitely nice to be able to function on my own again.

The issue that's looming in my life as of late is, of course, my future. I think every other senior is thinking the same thing, so I'm definitely not unique. I can't believe that in only three weeks my whole college experience will be over.

I am excited, certainly, but I will definitely miss things here. I will miss being a college student. It's definitely an experience like none other. I love how there are so many people my age all in one place with the same goal: learning something and graduating. We all have at least that in common. I love being able to meet people from all over the country and world. It helps me with my perspective, I think. And I'm certainly going to miss staying up late and two o'clock Denny's runs and midnight movies and crazy campus events. There's just so much going on and people all around to talk to and hang out with. This I will miss.

Still, the future is very near (although I suppose it's something you can never catch). Soon I will be boarding a plane to Asia. The first part of my summer is certain (two weeks with my roommate in Korea, a month-long CELTA program in Thailand, and hanging out with my parents and siblings in Hong Kong), but after that? I don't know what it will be like living in another culture. How will I adjust to living in a big city? Will I make friends my age? Will I be able to find a job? Will I like it?

With all this uncertainty, I am apprehensive. I know that God is in control, but I so easily forget. I believe, Lord, but help my unbelief. My prayer now is that I will be able to trust in God and not worry about the future too much. Also, I pray that he would bless the relationships I make and the work that I do. Let my heart be at rest.