Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Going Down

Finals are coming up. I'm not excited. I'm actually loathing them. Every time I go to my classes I feel like I am not retaining any information. I am not confident in myself for my finals at all. Hopefully the two more weeks of preparation will encourage me, but at the moment I'm not counting on it.

This morning I woke up after getting an email regarding my airline ticket. It needs to be bought ASAP. I went to bed worried that I would not find out my shifts for the Olympics soon enough to get the best ticket for my trip, again God is good and when I just start to worry that this is not going to happen, or I feel completely unprepared He steps in.

I checked my emails before going to class and sure enough I had an email giving me my entire volunteer schedule for the Olympics. It's real, I'm going, even though it is a few months away I feel prepared, although at times it is surreal. I have a place to live, I have my volunteer shifts, I have an airline ticket (to be purchased next week) and God is taking care of me.

Just have to make it through finals and then I can make all the preparations I need for the Olympics!!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Few Good Things

UWM Spring Break: It was Great. Relaxing even though I still had to work. I took a few days off work and visited my brother, sister in law and niece. That was absolutely wonderful. I was also able to see my former mentor for a little bit and catch up as well as spend some time with my best friend who I constantly miss.
Milwaukee Ballet Spring Break: It was very nice to not work. I enjoyed just lounging around and relaxing. I still did rotations in the Athletic Training Room at UWM, where I now work with the swim team. It is their off season so some days are more interesting than others. I spent some time at home, housesitting, as my family took a road trip to Utah. I also housesat for by boss while he took his vacation with his family. It was nice to get out of the city and my apartment for a little while and have my own space. So nice that I didn't want to go back to my apartment.
Easter: I got to see my little niece again and celebrate her 6 month birthday with my brother's family as they came down to visit Wisconsin for Easter. We had a great time together as always. Although at some point during the weekend I began to worry about my fundraising for my London trip this summer. Every now and then I feel overwhelmed about what I should be doing and if I really should be going and is there something more or different I should be doing to raise money.

My work spring break ended well, at UWM, where I got some wonderful news from Dr. Earl regarding my fundraising for the London Olympics. God is good. And of course He wants to remind me He is in control. No matter what I do or don't do He has everything planned out. My airline tickets, to and from London, are paid for. What a blessing, and of course God's timing is perfect as the weekend before receiving this news I was completely worrying about how I would pay for this trip if the money in my bank account today was all I had to go on. Silly me for not realizing and understanding that these are things that I need to take to God and that if I am in His will He is going to provide. That news combined with my tax return and encouraging words, and a little extra funds, from my Granddad made for an extremely encouraging Friday.

God is good, and He constantly provides for me.