I did it. I did it, I did it, I did it! I made it through being sick the weekend before finals and I’m officially done with my first quarter of college. I can’t believe it and cannot even begin to measure the growth from September 21st to today, December 11th. Wow. 82 days later and I can’t even begin to tell you how different I feel. A new person. A new heart. A new mindset. Incredible. He just keeps showing me how the best is still yet to come! I wondered and wondered why I needed to go to school, why I wasn’t “good enough” as I was. But He wasn’t done with me then and still isn’t done with me now. He has good and greatness for me that I have yet to experience that He still wants to bless me with. Goodness, God is so good.
I finished my first class on Thursday morning and the ideas started flowing of what I’ve learned from this quarter. I could not be more grateful for this quarter and for how much I’ve grown. Holy cow! I keep thinking of “nothing measured, nothing managed” and how it feels impossible to measure everything from this quarter which means it wasn’t managed. Honestly? I don’t feel like this quarter was incredibly managed at all. It was a lot of,
She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.
This quarter was all adjusting and all of it was new. Most of the time I felt like I was being blown away and sinking. This quarter was hard. College? Hard. Really, really hard. But I did it and I think I can confidently say I more than passed all my classes. That is reason to celebrate!
I keep wanting to write down all the things I learned from this quarter so that I can apply them to next quarter. The thing I have to remember is that I won’t have all the answers after one quarter and won’t have them all after four years either. With that, I am certain I can take these ten and a half weeks and make a whole lot of goodness happen in winter quarter because of them. I don’t want to forget managing the overall college process by not managing fall quarter. But the good thing is there is grace, twenty-five days of rest ahead of me and a whole lot of goodness to celebrate. I am so grateful for these past few days and so excited to be home! God is so good.