*While to that rock I’m clinging
No, I’m not in a particularly stormy season in my life, that song just happens to be stuck in my head. Ok, so it MIGHT have something to do with the fact that SAI is singing it at our American Music Recital in a few weeks, but that’s really beside the point. 😉
I’m doing quite well. Those of you who see me everyday at school, however, get to witness my every day frustrations. Yay for you! I’m really sorry about that, I need to work harder to keep those, sometimes aggressive, outbursts of frustration to myself.
I’ve just been getting a lot of lies and back-stabbing from people who I thought were good friends of mine. In one particular case, I think the individual is still upset over a misunderstanding had between the two of us. I’m not sorry for what I said, because it was in line and a part of my job, but I am sorry that it came across the way it did. What is most upsetting is that the individual then said some things that I believe were said just to hurt me. And initially they did, but then I found out that the things the individual had said… Well, they weren’t true…
That hurts. Especially since what was said is that another friend of mine was disappointed in me. That second friend said she never said that and was, in fact, quite proud of me.
I wish that people would stop lying to me, it’s been occurring with more frequency and it’s really starting to tick me off. I also wish that the people lying to me didn’t think I was stupid; if you’re going to lie, make sure your “backbone from a distance” isn’t someone I talk to regularly.
There’s a remarkable quote from The Kite Runner that has stuck with me since I first read the novel:
“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”
I’ll leave that tickle your brains for a while.
To me! That’s right, folks, today is the 21st anniversary of the birth of yours truly. 🙂
So far it’s been glorious! The CMU Band was in town last night to perform on their band tour. 10 of the young men stayed here at my parents’ house, yes, Wade was here too. 🙂 It was lots of fun and they were very well behaved, not that I had any doubts.
This morning we woke up bright at early at 6am to the smell of pancakes! Dad mostly made them for the boys, but I like to think it had SOMETHING to do with my birthday. 😉 We packed them all into the various vehicles and managed to get them to meet the rest of the crew, on time even! And I stayed to see the Band off. 🙂
It was a fun way to start off the day, even if I’m not accustomed to the morning, it meant I got to wake up to The Nerdmate this morning and that was wonderful. He got me a book! The Road by Cormac McCarthy, he says it’s one of his favorites. This stuff, it’s what I love most about our relationship.
The rest of the day has been spent putting finishing touches on The Besties birthday gifts! Yes, her birthday was this month as well! We’ve probably discussed this before. Haha! I think she’s really going to like what I’ve made here! I’d show you pictures, but he has a nasty habit of reading this blog and we wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise. *Whispers sarcastically* She does so love surprises. Hehe! Ok, she might not, but I DO! Which is why I make her wait impatiently. 🙂 That’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? 😉
Well, I better go do something with myself, I can’t go out on my birthday of all days looking like a bum!
*A play about five women in Calgary, Canada during WWII, also the play I’ve been cast in!
Things have just been so fantastic this week! I received information on about 4 or 5 internships this week. The one I want the most will take me to Wisconsin! Milwaukee area, specifically. There are so many fantastic things that make this internship the one I can’t stop thinking about. There are five positions open, all five interns live in a house together for the summer, they lead mission trips and Bible studies and VBS, they help in the community gardens, they work in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, and then there is a week trip to Rocky Mountain National Park where they commune with God and Nature and deepen their own spiritual relationships.
My description doesn’t do it justice! And there is no way to make you understand how excited this possibility makes me, how it makes my heart soar, or why. I also can’t explain why, on Tuesday at the Missions Fair, talking with the representatives of the various mission groups made me feel at home. It was the sense of, “ah, these people get it” that I feel so infrequently. Not that my friends and family don’t try, but most of them don’t have the desire, no, the need to get out into the world to spread peace and love and justice. The people I talked to on Tuesday, they got it, and I could feel it vibrating off of them as they spoke about the things they’re passionate about. That’s how I feel when I’m talking about these things too.
So there’s that. I also received my info packet from Princeton’s Seminary! Yeah, I’ll be applying. 🙂
I received an invitation to apply for membership in ODK, a collegiate honor society that focuses on leadership.
I auditioned, AND WAS CAST!!, in a play here at the university.
I understood, and enjoyed, my chemistry lab.
Lots of little things that all put together this week have made me feel like a million bucks. I feel successful and productive and lots of other good feeling things. 🙂 It’s awesome!