Sunday, November 13, 2011

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff♥

Don't be a wallflower in the dance of life...I've had a lot of heavy things on my heart lately and I wanted to tell you guys about it so here goes.

Before I tell you what's been going on with me, my sister turned 16 last Sunday. Crazy! I thought 20 was a big leap but when your younger sister turns 16, it really makes you feel old and makes you realize how fast time goes as you get older.

Here's me and the bday girl:

So the semester is almost over...Thanksgiving break is in less than a week from today. Getting ready to give myself a permanent headache studying for finals and of course, Winter Formal. Yet, I recently tried to register for classes for Spring semester and I have to pay Saint Leo about 5400 dollars or so just to register for classes. If I don't register for classes before the beginning of the Spring term, I lose my housing and basically can't attend Saint Leo until I pay off the bill. For the first time ever, financial aid is working with me and they are giving me an increase on my student loan and I am awaiting to find out if I am eligible to receive a 2500 dollar scholarship. If I get both of these things, I won't need to worry and will be able to stay at Leo. If not, I will be taking a semester off to get a job to pay off my bill.

Yesterday, I went to EPCOT on the junior class trip but it was mostly populated by freshman, sophomores, and seniors. It was so much fun...
Here's me and the guys :)

We rode Spaceship Earth, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Living With the Land, the boys rode Testtrak, Mexico, and the Norway ride. We ate so much food (most of it was paid for by Saint Leo except for the twelve dollars I spent on pizza, soda, and coffee)-.-
We went to Club Cool and tried the sodas from around the world, and we "totes" took shots of Beverly, our fave flavor. By fave, I mean gross because it basically tasted like flat club soda and burned like vodka. Needless to say, I won't be drinking soda if I ever visit Italy. :P

Overall though, I'm so glad I decided to go on the trip. I made so many memories and had a blast! On the way home back to Leoland, I was talking to my friend Mike on the bus.
My friend Mike just recovered from appendicitis. What he said to me about that and everything he's been dealing with both stuck with me and made me feel less alone: "I feel God had [the appendicitis] happen for a reason. God didn't give me the appendicitis but it happened because God wanted me to slow down and appreciate all that I have."♥

I've decided no matter what happens, everything happens for a reason. Whether I stay at Leo or not, I've learned a lot from being here and if I can financially find a way, I will be back if I leave. I've decided despite my circumstances, all things are possible with God so I'm trusting that God will get me through this. I'm giving this circumstance to him now and will no longer stress over it. I'm going to enjoy the remainder of my semester here at Leo, and also appreciate what I have and that is:
an ah-mazingly blessed life♥

I would ask that you please pray for me regarding this circumstance because when two people are in agreement about whatever they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in Heaven♥-Matthew 18:19. I love to pray for my friends and family so if you read my blog and would like a prayer request, please feel free to comment below or message me on Fb or Twitter. Together we can BE the change we wish to see in the world. :)

Until next time, here's a quote that I found on the wall beside my bed(I have so much on my walls that I sometimes don't pay attention to what they say.): "I am going to keep on being glad, for I know that as you pray for me, and as the Holy Spirit helps me, this is all going to turn out for my good."-Phillipians 1:19♥

Also, please remember that prayers aren't wishes. They are faith filled words presented before the throne of the Almighty God. Don't be afraid to approach the throne. Your heavenly Father loves to sit and chat with you. Some of you haven't given him your time lately. You should change that. Seek Him First and all these things will be added unto you.-Matthew 6:33♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

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