Monday, January 24, 2011

i am never shaken



today is my first day of graduate school. of papers, and cramming past midnight. of planners, binders, and textbooks with post-it notes sticking out. so begins my year of multi-tasking, juggling, rearranging to make time and space for family, full-time work, pilates, and daily phone calls to my sister.


and as nervous, overwhelmed, and anxious as i am,


i woke up this morning bathed in a holy peace. a reassurance of an ancient promise. i marvel at how the very covenants made with prophets and disciples are still very alive, real and steadfast in my shifting, vagabond life.


because my stresses are different, yes. they are technology based, fueled by the desires and responsibilities of a life lived in the digital age. but His assurances haven't moved. the same God who part the seas will clear a straight way for me. through all the murkiness, muddles, essays and exams.


so i will trust. though i see the long nights ahead of me and the worries inching toward my heart. and that trust alone will push them back into the darkness from which they came.


yes, school starts today.


but my most valuable lesson came with the sunrise.

22 comments:

Peaches said...

Good luck love! I have faith you'll be able to juggle life and school. God bless today and every day!

Seams Inspired said...

Here's hoping your pencils stay sharp, laptop battery lasts, and mind remains focused as you begin your new endeavour. Your heart is definitely in the right place. :o) Happy Monday!

my best friend jules said...

You go girl! ;) Good luck with grad school! You will do great <3
xxx mervi

bethani said...

good luck! I know you can do it. You're such an amazing person and I know you will knock their socks off! ♥

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Happy first day of school. Trust is a beautiful word and a beautiful thing.

mskanorado said...

Grad school will be wonderful for you and you are completely right - you will never be alone through it and you will always make it through no matter how rough and tough it may get! Keep your chin up and your faith high!

the southern hostess said...

This post made my heart feel light. You are so right. He holds our plans and He makes our paths straight. Thinking of you today and your new adventure!

becca said...

good luck swetie

jdavissquared said...

Oh, how fun! Good luck with school, and yes, God will help you through1 ;)

thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Good luck on the first day! You're going to do great!

Thisisme. said...

A Whole new chapter is about to begin for you, and I so wish you well. You are right, God will help you through. Hope you will still have time to write your beautiful posts!!!

ruthy ann said...

so well written about the path God has paved out for us...I hope you can keep worry at bay!

Ana* said...

Good luck, I am sure you will do great!!

hugs,

Ana

Emily said...

Grad school Ahh! Youll do fantastic! I was reading a book the other day and it was talking about how the same God hears us that heard moses, Abraham etc. Pretty cool huh!?

the friendliest flower said...

good luck my dear! im sure you will do wonderful!

mskanorado said...

PS come by my blog, I have something for you! ;)
PSS is the code for my button wrong?

Shalyn said...

So excited for you! You are going to do great. Love how open you are about God- so inspiring:-)

Kimbirdy said...

i absolutely LOVED grad school! sure it was a ton of work, but it's work you can get really excited about. plus everyone is older, more focused, and more passionate about the topic. the professors treat you like colleagues rather than students and you have the opportunity to make real world connections in ways you never could in undergrad or as an employee.

i hope you have a blast in grad school.... what field are you in?

Amber Blue Bird said...

best of luck with this school year, I am sure you will be able to find a happy balance between everything in your life

Ashley said...

*Smiling*

You are going to do great. Best of luck to you. :)

sarah nicole said...

You will LOVE it! It was one of the best times in my life thus far. What are you you studying? I think I knew at one point, but my crowded brain has forgotten. : /

Can't wait to hear how your first day went!

Sarah

Cara-Mia said...

Wishing you the best of luck!

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