Here’s a bit of a confession for you. Christmas break can be stressful.
No, I didn’t have any assignments that were essentially due.
Yes, I could spend the night cuddling with my mom and spending time with my family,
Sure, there was a constant heat source that I could nestle up next to and read the afternoon away near (we have a wood-burning stove).
Of course, Trisha’s kitchen was adequately stocked.
Why the stress?
Holidays mean family and friends get together. This translates to conversation and catching up. Small talk then quickly turns to questions. Lots and lots of repeated questions that involve the words future, graduation, and career.
The truth is, there’s no way for me to know what I’ll be doing come May, come September, come 2012. I don’t even know what I’m going to have for dinner tonight! [That’s a bad example. I love planning what I’m going to eat for dinner before I even have breakfast. I do not know what I’m going to wear tomorrow.]
I don’t know exactly where I want to be.
I definitely don’t know where God wants me to be.
It’s not that I’m not thinking about it constantly, researching jobs, reading descriptions and scoping out possibilities.
On the other hand, I just want to finish senior year.
(I think the item below would make the above statement pretty easy, don’t you? Don’t answer that one.)
One of my good friends told me to make sure I enjoy my last semester. I didn’t need her to tell me this, really, but it helps a lot to remember her saying this.
A weekend of spending time talking with friends, catching up on reading my favorite blogs, texting family members for hours, and getting in some gym time for study breaks is just the kind of weekend I enjoy.
Of course, eating some birthday cake and cake balls doesn’t hurt for a little balance, right?
What’s one thing you enjoyed this weekend? I really enjoyed some quite time I had just to myself amidst everything else.