This whole season has been a season of constant hunger for true connection and community. I went through a strange season last year where I found myself blaming everything for the things I felt were wrong within my community, I was so wrong. There was no use in me complaining and pointing fingers in my mind if I wasn't actually willing to do something about it. A month ago, I realized that a lot of other women in my community felt a similar way and I never felt more loved and challenged at the same time. A couple of week ago, we all started a Bible study together with the hope that it will unite us like never before. Coming from a person who struggles being authentic and honest about what truly is going on in my life, God has challenged me to be open and willing to feel uncomfortable. My girl gang has definitely challenged me (for the best) and I know that we will continue to grow together in community and in Godliness.
My 'girl gang'
In honor of graduation season.
This past five months have been quite occupied. For the first time in my life as a student (for the first time in my life EVER!) I got a full-time job. YIKES!
Back in January, I wasn't sure what to expect when I got the job. I thought to myself, "How hard can it be?". Well, it was pretty hard. Trying to keep up with the coursework for five classes my senior year, while aiming to grow a healthy and successful ministry. It wasn't easy, but that doesn't mean that it's wasn't worth it. The takeaway lessons from this past season were many but the main one is this: Manage your workload.
If you find yourself in a similar situation where you're a student and you're also an employee... manage your workload. Assign specific days of the week where you can focus in your life as student and set the other days for work. Do not overwhelm yourself trying do to everything at the same time. God calls us to live in peace (1 Corinthians 7:15). Don't forget to make time to do the things that you love and to spend time with your family and your community.
Hello beautiful people!
This handbook is something that I worked on with some of my favorite peers and we got 100%. That's right! I strongly believe that these 10 things will improve your romantic relationships and you will learn how to solve conflict in a healthy way! Feel free to downloaded, read it, and use it as a reference. Blessings!