Friday, August 20, 2010

My Shelter

"I have a Shelter from the storm, when all my sins accuse me;
Though justice charges me with guilt, Your grace will not refuse me.
Oh, Jesus I will trust in You, who bore my condemnation;
I find my refuge in Your wounds, for there I find salvation!
Oh, Jesus You have covered me!"

Tomorrow, Tomorrow... You're (Only) a Day Away!

Yep... I leave tomorrow morning , bright and early! Planning to leave here at 7:00am or... 0700. ; )

Today's agenda is this: wash the clothes I wore this week, pack the last bits of what I need, clean the house so dad can be clean when I'm gone, pack everything into my car, go to lunch with Angela : ), and head to the church for a little bit so I can say by to a few more people! I probably won't stay (For those of you reading this from the church.) Because I want to spend tonight with my dad.

Thoughts about leaving? I sure hope there will be someone there to help me move my things to my room... there is no way I can lift this stuff up stairs (if there are stairs where I am dorming.)

I should get to work if I want to get all of this done before I have to leave for lunch... So, ADIOS!

Tomorrow is only a day away...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two by Two They Entered the Arch

2 more days until I venture off! What will I be doing the next two days? Making sure I have EVERYTHING I need in the boxes, praying, and hanging out with a few friends! (That last one is most definitely one of my favorite things about this!)

I don't really have much to say except, ITS ALMOST HERE! I am starting to get more excited than anxious about it now. Like I said in my last post, I just kinda want to be there already!

Last night I was kidnapped... My friends decided to hi-jack me and take me out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory... I am SO blessed by them. I had TONS of fun and it was definitely the night I was hoping for in that I was able to make good memories with them before I leave! : )

Today my friend Kirsten is coming over and we're gonna watch my favorite movie- 500 Days Of Summer! We can probably quote every line from it... I am looking forward to that! It will be fun! : ) Then I am hoping to go to the gym for the last time before I leave. I feel like running for days!

Anyway, I'm off to start the day.. I know 10am start to my day is WAY too late, but its still summer for me... ;)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

1. 2. 3. 4. Tell Me That You Love Me More...

4 more days until I leave.

So far I have not gotten my clothes packed like I had planned to do yesterday, but I making myself do that today. I have Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday left and I have things planned each day, so hopefully that will make the week go by a little faster! I really want to be there already, but I really don't want to go.

Here is what I can liken my feelings about this to: Its like when you're in line for a roller coaster, and you keep going back and forth as to whether you really want to go through with the ride or not. When you get to the roller cars you are really scared, maybe even saying "I don't want to go... I can't." etc. But you get in the car, pull the bar down, and sit there and think "Let's just get it over with" because you know that once you get going, you'll be fine. Then, when the ride is over, you're wondering why you were even fussing to begin with!

I kinda just want to get the week over with so I can get on the metaphoric roller coaster that is college. I know that once I'm in the car and going, I'll be just fine and having a blast. I am looking forward to it very much because I know that God blesses obedience to His will and He has made it clear, time and time again, that He has me at Master's for now! I am blessed to think back and remember all that the Lord has provided for this year- much of it I can't even believe, but He is good and I am thankful to have such a gracious heavenly Father.

My dad has been such a big help too. I am so thankful for all he has contributed for my college education so far. I am sad to be leaving him... I love him and hope that he isn't too unhappy when I leave. ;)

Anywho, I should probably get back to packing.

4 days until I meet my roomie.... : D

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Friend Is Funny!

"You know you're a college student when you're excited that you have $6 in your wallet."
-- Stefanie Barron.

True dat!

With 5 more days...

With 5 days until I move to college, I have decided to officially start my college blog. What will I be writing on here? Well, I imagine that the first couple months I will be talking about nothing but school and all that comes with it, but I think this will eventually just become my new "everything" blog. But we'll see where this ends up.

Thoughts about moving: I can't believe this is REALLY happening. 5 more days and I will be living in Santa Clarita at The Master's College with many people I don't know and it kinda freaks me out. Don't get me wrong, I am STOKED to be going, but what person isn't a little apprehensive about moving away from the only city they have ever lived in? (Just realized this... I have only ever lived in Riverside for my whole 19 year old life. Sure, I have visited other places, but never called any of those places "home.") I can't wait to experience all that is ahead of me and I am thankful that God has allowed a time of discomfort so that I might find my only comfort in Him. Isn't it great when you only see Jesus and no one else? No idols, just Jesus. That's what I want, always.

MY ROOMIE: Okay, this has probably been my biggest excitement and biggest fear so far. Biggest excitement because I know that God has chosen her and specially put her and I together for His purpose. My hope is that we will be wonderful friends, but if we are just "good" friends, I am okay with that. God knows what is needed for each of us and I am thankful for that. The reason why its my biggest "fear" is because I won't be meeting her, and no nothing about her, until Saturday morning when I move in. : ) Oh, the Master's College has some funny rules to abide by... ; ) So yea... The day I meet her, we will be sleeping in the same room together. If there was ever a time to "build a bridge and get over it" I suppose that would be it. Forget "comfort." No offense at all to her, but I think I can safely say that that will be an awkward time... Each of us will be on our best behavior and quite polite... I can imagine is...

*Awkward silence...*
*April walks to the bathroom to wash face and brush teeth.*
*April walks back into the room.*
*Awkward silence*
*Roomie walks to the bathroom to get ready for bed*
*Roomie walks back into the room.*
*Awkward silence*
*Both slip into their beds*
"Okay, I'm going to sleep."
*Awkward response*
"Okay, goodnight."

That's how I can imagine it going down... Okay, I'm only half kidding. But there will no doubt be a few awkward moments those first couple days... I can't wait!!! : D

So, with 5 days left, I have MUCH to get done. Today I am sorting through my clothes and deciding which ones I am taking with me to college. I am going to wash and pack them all. This should be fun! : )