Tuesday, March 15, 2005

From the Midst of Finals Prep

It's finals week...again. This is why I haven't updated, but I got to the point where I couldn't take anymore studying and I just needed to do something different. So here I am, trying to think if I've done anything worth mentioning.

Today Marcie told me that she got her financial aid award stuff from Vanguard and also another of the colleges she got in to. She got so much money...it's awesome. You can probably find out more about it on her Xanga...I'm sure she'll update sometime, even though she hasn't as of yet.

But..."This promotion throws into sharp relief that which I have not yet obtained" (Commodore, Pirates of the Caribbean). I'm about ready to shoot the mailman...even though it's probably not entirely the US Postal Service's fault that I haven't yet gotten a letter from Master's. I find myself feeling sick when the afternoon drags by and the mail has not yet come. People ask me every day, "Have you heard yet?" No, I haven't and I am dying of suspense. But in a way I don't want to know, because I have such a feeling that I didn't get it. It's much more comfortable to tell all these people I haven't heard yet than to tell them I didn't get it. My stupid pride rears its ugly head once again.

It's not all bad in Jillian world though. I had a great weekend, which was highly unproductive in the homework aspects, but extremely fun in the social aspects. I seriously have some of the best friends in the world. God provided exactly the people I need in my life, and I am so thankful. Last weekend, we had times from moments of serious discussion, confession, and tears, to times when the tears came because we were laughing so hard. It was awesome!

My trip to Mexico is approaching rapidly. It's weird because I really haven't had much time to think about it, but we're leaving in 10 days. Think of and pray for me while I'm gone. It's going to be so different from anything I've ever experienced before. I'm excited to see what God teaches me.

You can tell I've been studying too long when my blog entries are like this one. There's no point, I use lots of ellipses...yeah. Finals will be over, and this tired feeling cannot last forever. And then I only have one quarter left! Hard to believe, I know. I really need to bring a camera one of these days so I can record this place for posterity. As stressful as it has been, God has blessed me so much through my time at Whatcom. And I know He will continue to use it in the quarter to come.

Adios, my friends. You probably won't hear from me until after finals and Mexico unless something earthshattering happens. Oh...I'll probably put up a sentence or two when I get my letter from Master's too. Until then, God bless!


Kristi said...

wow Jill, I didn't realize that you were leaving to Mexico so soon! Yes, we shall be praying!
I am so glad that you've had such a great experience at WCC so far.
Happy finals!

Anonymous said...

Jill, my e-mail is driving me crazy:( I have so many wonderful and exciting things to tell you. Kelsey is working on getting a new account right now, no more of this stupid hotmail system!
Hopefully, I'll be able to write you soon. Love ya,