Posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:52 am
Four years ago, I gave my hugs goodbye to my family and home in small-town Visalia, I threw my cap in the air, and I packed up my car and moved up to good ol’ NorCal. A third of the way into my last winter quarter at PUC, I’m getting ready to make the same transition into a new chapter of my life.
PUC has been so rewarding in so many ways: I’ve done well academically and have felt like I’ve gotten the most of what my parents and I have paid for; I have grown in my spiritual life and have been grounded in my values; I have done a lot of growing up; and best of all, I met my best friend and my future husband.
Within the first week of being back from Christmas Vacation, I made a huge decision: I’m going to donate a year of my life, after graduation, to a year abroad in Denmark — yes, the country — as a Dean of Women. It caught me off guard, but as soon as the opportunity opened up to me, I knew that this was part of God’s plan for me and I couldn’t turn it down. Yes, it’ll cut a bit into my wedding plans, but my fiancé and I both agree that I need to do this, and we’re strong enough to survive it. Besides, it’ll get him to finally get out of the country to come visit me. On that note, last week we started going through marriage counseling. It definitely makes marriage real, and I definitely feel like this is the best decision we could make for our relationship.
I’m not taking a heavy course load this quarter, but it’s still very busy. I know Anatomy is a freshman level course, and that as a film major, I shouldn’t be touching the sciences. It’s a little overwhelming, but in the end I figure I’ll feel like a genius. At least I hope so.
God has a huge plan for me, and so far it seems like we’re on par with each other. I feel very blessed. God is good.
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