I've decided to start writing on here more, if anything it will help me remember things and give me something to do during class next semester.
Christmas break is going AWESOME! I "convoyed" with my friend up until Edgewood, then finished the drive alone. I hadn't planned on coming here for Christmas, but after much persuading from people back home I came. I'm glad I did, I got to see my family and hang out with my friends who I haven't seen in way too long. I don't want to sound stingy, but I got the most ama za zing Christmas present this year. A 12 gauge Winchester shotgun :) It's gorgeous, and big. My Grandpa attempted to tell me how to fill the empty shells with rock salt ( to shoot my neighbors dogs without killing them) but of course y'all know what I was thinking about the whole time. I'm going to shoot it with my Padre on Friday, then when I get back home I can shoot it whenever I want on my land or at my college mama's house.
So far I'm enjoying my time here, it's definitely been more meaningful than any other trip I think. I've matured over this past semester, I know I've changed. I've been called into ministry work and my whole outlook on life has changed, I love it. I just wish people here wouldn't sneer when I say I want to spend my life ministering to people and working with animals to help others in other countries. I won't be making as much as I would be if I followed my desires of becoming a doctor or vet, but it's what I'm supposed to do and it's what I WANT to do and right now it's what I'm doing on my campus, and it's so awesome.
I almost feel like re capping last semester, but that seems like a waste of time because there's so much of it. There are a few major things I'd like to remember. When people say there's a guy out there that will prove not every guy is the same, it's true. My friend is amazing and he has me believing in love again, and I'd just like to say that chivalry isn't dead, it's alive in the guys that are worth your time. I've also realized that being happy is more important than being rich and living in the fast lane, I guess that will come in handy if my roommate and friend had their way, they think I'm going to marry a pastor. I've learned that I love kids, and would actually want one of my own one day. My college mama ( a lady from church who has taken myself, my roommate, and my friend in as her own kids) has five adopted kids and I love them to death. Besides believing in love, I've learned to love this past semester. It's hard to have compassion towards everyone, but in the end it gets you farther. Also, I've learned what it means to be a leader.
I don't know what else to write about, there's a lot of change going on around me and it's hard to take in sometimes. But that's not really something to write about on here.
Now I'm off to color in the coloring book I got for Christmas!!!
PS. I need to think of names for my shotgun.