My parents got up at about 4 this morning to head to California for a week long cruise..
Well..doesn’t that sound nice?!
All the while they are on this cruise this is what I’ll be doing:
Tuesday-Extreme Deviance Presentation
Thursday-Stress Management Project due, History paper over 2 books due
Friday-Theories of Personality Exam
Psychology of Personal Relationships Exam
Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling Exam
And all the days in between ill be studying and trying to get everything done..GAH INSANITY!
Then the next week I have final exams..So I really am not exaggerating when I say ive never been so busy and im on complete overload until the day I graduate..in 21 days.
I hope my parents will enjoy paradise for me while im slaving over school work.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all those blessings we have received throughout the year. Remember all the things you (and I) have complained about during the year? Did we once stop to think that God may have allowed those things to come our way to see how we would react? What did we do? Complain! And, scripture says for us to ’in every thing give thanks’. I know it’s almost humanly impossible to give thanks in every thing. I know I haven’t. But, when we become humble, God can bless us. When we become humble before the Lord, then he’s able to act on our behalf. Don’t have thankless hearts! Let us live our lives and understand that all good things come from God. The Bible says, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11
So, on this Thanksgiving Day, let us remember to thank God for all those blessings He has sent to us, all those He would have sent, had we obeyed Him, and all those blessings He still has in store for us. God is a God of more than enough, and He is ready to share with all those who will honor and obey. Jesus has done so much more than heal our bodies, he has healed our broken and sinful hearts by his sacrifice on the cross. Let us remember, not only on Thanksgiving, that all good things do come from God, and remember to thank him for it!
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Okay, so I haven’t done a blog type thing in quite sometime..other than twitter or myspace ones. I used to do the whole xanga and livejournal thing but we kind of went our separate ways after high school. I keep a journal, but this is much much easier since I’m always on my computer doing school stuff…so why not?! I’m sure nobody will read this, but this is just a way for me to put down my random thoughts, random quotes I find (because i’m a quote junkie), videos ETC. So anyway, I am at home for Thanksgiving break HALLELUJAH! I graduate in exactly 26 days (not that im counting or anything). And no im not graduating from high school..although it feels like I just did that yesterday. I am indeed graduating from college. Baylor University to be exact. And then I’m starting grad school in January…yeah SO MUCH FUN! (I bleed sarcasm btw if you haven’t caught that)anywho..I went to the post office today because I had to mail out some shirts for my clothing company——> myspace.com/livetoloveapparel and I guess the post office workers mainly see older people all day long because the guy who helped me was just so interested in talking to me. And of course people fascinate me, hence why im a psychology major, so I am always up for a good random conversation with a stranger. So yeah, we got on the subject of thanksgiving and we got on the subject of school and I told him what I was doing and that im starting Grad school soon and he said “Dang, you’re smart for real!” And i couldn’t help but laugh..I mean tons of smart people dont go to college..and I dont really look in the mirror everyday and say to myself..”Wow Taylor, youre such a smart person.” And after he said that it just made me realize that it is kind of a big deal that im graduating..let alone from Baylor. One of my professors told us that only 20% of people graduate from college..that’s a staggering percentage because that isn’t many at all! I should give myself more credit..I mean I have slaaaaved over my school work for the past 3 1/2 years. Then he asked me for my driver’s license because I wrote a check for the shipping and he was like “WOW…you were born in ‘87”!…I was in high school!” haha..I seem to forget that I actually am young..because im such an old soul..and such an old woman if you know me..so that was nice to hear. haha.
Anyway..I’ve been home a couple days and this fall weather is just the best. I woke up today to the most gorgeous and perfect day ever! I jumped out of bed..still in my pj’s..and grabbed my camera to capture the beauty of all the amazing fall leaves and their crazy colors before they all fall off. And just driving down the road today I was totally in awe of watching the painted trees sway in the wind and all the leaves blowing across the road…It seriously looks as though God has painted the trees in hues of reds and oranges and yellows. It’s pretty magnificent. Today was one of those perfect days to drive with the windows rolled down..and let the crisp autumn breeze blow my hair…I couldve driven forever.. Life is incredible. I go to school about 3 hours away from here and it just isn’t the same there. Campus is soo beautiful but Waco itself doesnt really have many trees…but here..where ive grown up my whole life is just sooooo gorgeous. I’m so thankful to come home to 10 acres of endless trees and beauty. I’ve spent many hours going on adventures in my “jungle.”
Well…I had no intentions of writing a novel.. I actually need to get busy because I have an impossible amount of school stuff I have to do during my break..im on overload until I graduate..professors are so kind haha. I am reading a book for history right now called “Ghost Soldiers.” It’s about a WWII rescue mission in the Philippines. It’s pretty intense, but fascinating.
I can’t wait for my mom’s home-made enchiladas tonight. I love being at home : )
alright I should go..I need to close all the windows upstairs..the sun is starting to go down and a chilly breeze is starting to take over..I can never get too much fresh air!