These past few days God has been teaching me a lot of things, including patience and being thankful, no matter the circumstance. I still have two weeks left of winter break, which is awesome. However, as one of my friends said today, “you can only bum around for so long”. I feel like life these days has been a little monotonous, just because, well, there’s not much for me to do. I have no work, so I’m a little bored. I’m ready to start school; I’ve been longing for the college life again. I miss all my friends, most of whom are still out of state. I miss their smiles, their humor, their personalities… them. I miss those late nights when my roommates and I have a few friends over to study, and the delightful smell of coffee lingers in the atmosphere. I miss our apartment. I miss going to class Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; hearing the Word being unpacked and getting my mind blown time and again over the awesomeness of God. I miss the Thursday chapel sessions. I miss wrestling with complicated topics together with my classmates. I almost miss the biweekly synthesis essays. I miss that glorious, accomplished feeling of having accomplished something. And yes, I even miss all the reading. And in thinking longingly about all of this, I can tend to be discontented about where I am right now. But no. Instead of looking on this momentary season with a negative outlook, I should make the most of it. I should enjoy all the grace God has for me in this time. I get to be at home with my family, whom I love to death. I get to be there for the funny things they do and say. I get to eat my mom’s cooking every day (this is a treat after having to cook for myself for so long). I get to do fun, leisurely things, such as drawing and writing whatever I want (i.e. anything other than papers) to my hearts content.
So… in my excitement for this upcoming next semester, I don’t want to let myself miss out on what God has for me right now: rest and time with my family. I want to enjoy these next two weeks, because soon enough I will be busy again. :)