Before my time in Europe, I used to complain about being too busy all the time and I prayed and waited impatiently for days when I would have time to just relax. However, I now realize that everyone has their own struggles and having too much to do is nothing compared to the real and inevitable problems that all people have, and I am blessed because as of right now, I could not be happier or more content with the way things are. All of these things that I want to do are leading up to accomplishing my goals and dreams and helping others along the way, and I am looking forward to every little bit of it. Being busy now, to me, is a part of life that keeps me occupied and makes me feel alive and productive. I hear that life is divine chaos and that it’s meant to be embraced, and I could not agree more.
Home & Divine Chaos
I’m HOME!! I arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday evening, 10 days earlier than planned, and successfully surprised my family; the looks on their faces were priceless. Although I am experiencing some mild reverse culture shock because everything is so different, I have had a relaxing past few days and I could not be happier to be back to my home sweet home with all of my family and friends.
I feel energized and refreshed and I’m ready to dive back into life headfirst. Along with spending time with my loved ones and returning to the daily routines of school, work, my sorority, working out, and religious activities, there is so much that I want to do in the near future, and I am excited and looking forward to it all. I have studied psychology and music at Georgia State as well as international business and non-profit organization management during my time abroad in Europe, and I intend on putting that all to good use in the future. I plan on interning for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, volunteering at children’s hospitals and psych centers, teaching religious classes at our local center, helping out with the Social Safety Net hotlines, and doing everything I can to have a balance between helping others and making time for myself. I also plan on getting my nursing degree after graduation, and working and volunteering abroad through various organizations during summer breaks.