Let's just say, I had no idea all of the time that is spent trying to make a college paper. We were there until close to 10:30, working on the page layout, making sure everything was in great shape to run. We had some good laughs in between, though. And I was SO excited about my Q and A with Gavin DeGraw going in the paper. It felt like it was the BIG moment I've been waiting for. You know, where everything is starting to fall into place and it all feels worth it? Yeah, that's how I felt. This is just the beginning, and I see that now. Patience and timing are both key factors. I've also had a lot of good feedback about the article, especially from my One Tree Hill friends...WOOO! :D
Then, there was Easter. I was part of the choir at church, and it was a blast! God really showed up. Not just in the services or our church as a whole, but in speaking to my life as well. I started seeing that I need to cut myself some slack. I've been trying too hard to be perfect, I think, and that has been causing some problems. God's love and my performance are two very different things. He loves me regardless of the grades I get, the mistakes I make, the times I'm too quiet, and the list goes on and on. He loves me. Period. We worshiped, I was able to hang out with Viviyan more during practices and services, and see all of my other friends that I don't get to see on a normal basis. We had 5 services, and everything went really well. We worked together as a team and were very aware of the fact that we were part of something much larger than ourselves.
Easter Sunday was also wonderful for spending time with my family. They all came over to our house; we ate, we visited, and celebrated the resurrection of Christ, of course. Easter gives me hope. Hope that Christ always comes through with His promises and just how blessed I am with the people in my life. It was the first time in awhile that I've felt content with my life. I'm not trying to rush ahead to get here or there, I'm not wondering what it would be like if certain friends were still in my life…I'm perfectly happy with where I am right now and the new people who have entered my life, and I didn't realize I wanted or needed until now.
Here's what my week looks like as of now:
Thursday: Working on a story about a guy who has done colorguard for awhile/met with him, also met with the spirit coordinator on campus to talk story ideas.
Friday: 2 classes/meeting with the journalism club to pick out things for our booth at Celebrate CSUB on Saturday
Saturday: Celebrate CSUB/possibly working on a short story about Bakersfield's Got Talent/possibly making posters for Gavin DeGraw's concert on Sunday with Athena
Sunday: Church/editing stories at the paper/ GAVIN DEGRAW CONCERT WITH ATHENA!
Let's just say…"It's a helluva life" right now :)
That's all for now,