Thursday, January 29, 2009

You Can Just Call Me Ms. Professional

So, I have this 9-5 internship...

and it is incredible.

Sometimes it reminds me of the movie the Devil Wears Prada.


Well, mostly because I think my life is a movie most days anyway. Anyone relate?

I walk to my office building, in my high heels, coffee in hand. I wait impatiently for the elevator and my heels click loudly across the tile. I enter our office, take a seat at my desk, and look at the piles of paperwork, articles, financial statements, etc. covered in a million sticky notes.

I actually think those are the only reasons my internship reminded me of the Devil Wears Prada. I mean, my supervisor is amazing...not an insane, superficial fashion editor. Also, this is no fashion show. You can bet your life I am not wearing Chanel, Michael Kors, or any other brand name to my internship.

I know I have been complaining about transitioning lately, because it is indeed difficult. However, after some adjustment, I am finding joy in the little things and celebrating this new some-what professional lifestyle. I only have to be professional two days a week. That is really nice. The other days I get to be a full-time college student. What an incredible blessing! I GET to go to school. I GET to be educated. I GET to have a wonderful internship in which I am learning so much. We are truly blessed.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Than a Conqueror

Have you ever felt defeated?

These past few days, I have felt incredibly defeated. Defeated because of circumstances, some of which I can control and some of which are far beyond my control. Nevertheless, defeat can paralyze you.

However, today I was reminded of the Truth.

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
~ Romans 8:37-39
How often I forget that I am more than a conqueror. In other words, I have overwhelming victory. I am not defeated, not struck down, and not destroyed.
If you're feeling defeated, remember you are more than a conqueror through Christ.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

In Transition

A new year...

(I realize I am a little late on welcoming the new year. Whoops. Perhaps I wasn't quite ready until now.)

For me, it means a fresh start, a new beginning, a new chapter of life with many transitions.

This will be my last Spring semester at Baylor. Wow. That is hard to type and even harder to swallow. Where did all the time go? Isn't that what everyone asks?

Change is hard. Change is scary. Shouldn't I embrace change? ... Yes. However, I believe that is easier said that done. For a few reasons, I have met this new year with some anxiety and some fear, rather than welcoming it with open arms. I guess that is normal.

I have been so blessed by this Christmas break at home. I have spent lazy days in my pajamas, making blueberry pancakes with my mom and watching movies. I have spent an incredible amount of quality time with my family and close friends. I have spent days relaxing in my favorite coffee shop, catching up on reading and meeting with some of my favorite people in the world. For all these reasons and is hard to welcome something new, different, and unknown when I am already experiencing something so great.

Isn't that just like us humans? Sometimes, if I am truly honest with myself, I would rather stay in my comfortable shell than embark on an unknown journey.

Today, I am thankful for an adventurous soul. This adventurous soul prays for strength to meet the new year, with its inevitable highs and lows, the joy and the hardships.

So, here is to transition...

May we all transition well.