Friday, December 03, 2004

Life as I Know It

Life gets so crazy sometimes.

I meant to post a deep, reflective blog on my eigthteenth birthday--my"entrance to adulthood"--but I never had the time. With finals so quickly approaching and so many other things calling for my attention, I never got time enough to post.

Then yesterday, my car broke down. Again. I had gone to pick up some carseats from a woman I babysit for, and, on my way back to the college, my car started doing funny things. I called my dad and he told me to park somewhere and get my mom to follow me over to his shop. So I got to the college parking lot, and it died right there. There were no parking spots anywhere close, so I went off in search of help. Two of my friends from church helped me (big thank you to Aaron and Nathan if they ever read this, which is unlikely) and we pulled one of their cars out and then pushed my car into the spot. It sat there all night, and sometime today it was hopefully towed to my dad's shop. I checked at 10:30 and it was still there, but I'm hoping it's been towed by now. I feel so helpless without my car!

I've also been really busy with seems like everything comes to a peak at finals week and then it drops off into nothing and I don't know what to do with myself. Hopefully that will not be the case during this break: I mean to do many productive things with my precious four weeks of "free" time. Like applying for scholarships. Ahhh!!!

My application to The Master's College was sent off in mid November, and now I'm eagerly checking the mail for a reply. My mom has strict instructions not to open anything on Master's stationery, "lest she die." I can hardly wait to get one step closer to actually going! It's so exciting...and terrifying at the same time. I am so grateful for my belief in God's sovereignty. If I didn't have that to hold onto, I'm sure my perfectionist, oldest child, I've-got-everything-under-control nature would go completely insane!

Such has been my life for the past week, and I am so grateful for the change that is sure to come. I'm about done with all this stress!


Kristi said...

hang in there Jill! I will be praying for you!
Ah, I know how frusterating it can be for cars to break down. (hehe, as I am sure you remember with that Jetta of mine ;)

Kristi said...

oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay! You are 18!!