It's about 1:20 in the morning, I have to wake up in less that 5 hours to go stand in line for a football ticket, I have class at 10. Wow. So, why am I still awake? Let me just tell you!
I had to write a paper for my theatre class. Of course I waited until the last minute (it's due tomorrow morning). I had to go to a play, which I went to on October 11th. That was a long time ago! So, other than not remembering much about it, I didn't hardly understand the play to begin with. I still managed to write a 2-page analysis/critique of the darn thing. I finished that at about midnight.
Remember how busy my past week was? I had 6 papers due, a midterm, biology homework, a quiz, readings, and biology homework. Not to mention I was getting sick, and had to go to the doctor. Geez! Well, on top of all of that, I was supposed to start making out a schedule for next semester!
Totally overwhelming. I just wanted to get through the week. I was definitely not concerned with what classes I might want to take next semester. Well, that's what I've been doing since midnight. Looking over my degree plan, etc. I have a general idea of my dream classes, but I need to talk to an advisor to make sure that is all ok before i'll actually start checking out the times and molding a schedule. Ughhh..so frustrating.
So, next semester is only a few months away..next year, well, almost a year away. A few friends and I are already doing the whole house-hunting thing. How am I supposed to know if I can live with these people? Will I be able to hold down a job AND 15 hours of school? Am I going to try to get into the UTeach program? So much to think about.
TOO much to think about with another paper due this week and a test. I'm also starting a team project in my creativity class on Tuesday. That's a huge deal. The team has to 'hang out' outside of class. Like, dinner, or a movie or something not related to our project. I don't even know what we're supposed to be doing yet. It'll be alot of work knowing the professor though.
On a lighter note, church was awesome today. I supposed it really is always awesome. Being surrounded by other Christians after a long week on this campus is a good thing. Especially when it's not always at the end of every week. Which is terrible. I mean, that was a HUGE part of me being here. I mean, I am supposed to be a priest, and I can't even get myself to church once a week. That, with God's help, is going to change. He broke me down last night, and wow, what a difference I already feel. It was a very humbling experience.
HE is the one and only reason I'm where I am, living my dream. He got me here, how do I have any right to turn away? Man, it really hurts when you have to face up to something like that. Ouch. But, it'll be worth it.
Ok, back to church.
Today, all of the different ethnic ministries were recognized today. The Korean minister opened in prayer in Korean(?) I guess that's what he was speaking. Then, the Chinese choir sand a song in Chinese. The second sond they sang was Above All. They sang the majority of the song in English, then sand the chorus in Chinese. It was beautiful!
Next, the Hispanic preacher stood and said "El Vive!..He lives!" He went back and forth between Spanish and English, and even had the congregation speaking in Spanish. Praising the Lord in another language! Then, the Hispanic children's choir went up and sang Jesus Loves the Little Children in Spanish. Too cute.
Next, a Romanian pastor spoke in his native tongue. The words just flowed so gracefully out of his mouth.
To top it all off, each different ethnic representative read a passage of scripture in their respective language. It was amazing to see such culturely different people in the same place, at the same time, for the same purpose: To praise Jesus Christ.
I'll be back home in about 22 days I think it is. Thanksgiving..YUM! So excited about home-cookin'!
Well, I better close this up. It's 1:45 and I'm still not even ready for bed. Ay.