It’s been a while since I’ve updated this thing.. let’s see whats been new..
Working has been an interesting experience. I’m not sure if I like it or not. Sure it’s great experience, but I miss college life a lot. I miss staying up for no apparent reason, I miss just chilling with friends, I miss bobst.. HAHA man don’t take college life for granted, it’s honestly probably the best 4 years you’ll get out of life.. from there on its just a daily grind. That’s why I can’t wait to go back to school, I hope I get accepted so I can start going back to school, and hopefully study something I am actually interested in.
Working is also a good thing because I am learning a lot of lessons on what it means being an adult. Like spending money wisely (I still don’t do this), being able to communicate with other older people, learning how to be patient with difficult people, having responsibilities. It’s all a very interesting experience, and I have a lot of responsibilities at the office. I practically do everything there is to do at the office, from scheduling patients, to dealing with insurance companies. It’s pretty crazy how much I do, but I think if I were to run my own private practice I’d know exactly how to run one so I guess that’s a good thing.
Being at home I’ve been picking up a lot of new hobbies, which means spending more money that I don’t have. I’ve learned how to play drums, and thus had to buy a drum set. (Yes I HAD to… not really but it was definitely a good investment) I’m trying to learn guitar, so the past week I literally went to Guitar Center everyday to play with guitars there and I really wanted to buy one, but I held the urge and just borrowed one. I am looking to buy one, but that’s after I pay off my drum set. (money managment!) Anyways working means I have money, and having money means I can spend it. I’ve been living off each pay check, basically either paying off credit card debt, or buying something nice. I’m still learning how to save money and trying to manage my money correctly hahahaha.
I am still doing my applications. I should’ve been finished a month ago, but seeing that I have secondary applications which are taking much longer than I anticipated. About half the schools I applied to have received my application and the other are waiting for me to finish. So my goal is to finish everything by the weekend! Hopefully!
Besides work I’ve been pretty involved in church. I am a drummer for the praise team, I teach bible study for youth kids, I teach a Math SAT class, and I am also staff for vision school (which is like a missions awareness class). My weekend is basically church, and it’s been an interesting experience. I feel like being a part of so many different ministries has been giving me a bigger desire and passion to see God’s work being done.
Honestly this entire year I’ve felt so complacent and lost. I just felt like I was just living for myself and for my own selfish desire, and I doubted God a lot. But being home I’ve begun to see the people’s need for Jesus. Honestly I see so much brokenness in the rude patients that arrive, so much in the people around me, it just made me realize how much everyone just needs Jesus. I feel like if people just knew of the grace and salvation Jesus Christ provides that people would act this way or that way. I’ve also begun to see my need for Jesus and how without Him I’m just as lost and there is no peace in my life. Being a part of all these ministries really helps me see how God works in all sorts of different aspects. Whether through praise, through missions, through teaching youth, I’m beginning to understand the importance of the Gospel in our everyday lives.
Also I am a part of vision school which is basically a missions awareness program that invites missionaries/speakers from all over the world to speak and inform us about the unreached nations. When Josh had come back from Syria, I thought he was brainwashed or something crazy happened to him cause he kept urging me to go and I kept saying I’ll think about it, but inside I was saying “no”. But hearing about how God has been working in the Islamic nations through these missionaries who are speaking to us makes me want to know what they experience. When I think about it, what makes me sad is that these people have never heard of Jesus Christ, they don’t know what grace, mercy, or redemption is. For us it’s something we hear on a weekly or even daily basis. It’s something we know and it’s something we take for granted or take advantage of. But here are these people who have never experienced anything like that their entire lives. To me it breaks my heart to think about that, and that is why while attending vision school and hearing more about how God is working in those nations I want to go and minister to these people. So my future plans I am still applying to dental school and by the grace of God maybe I’ll get in. But I also want to go on short term missions to one of these Islamic countries so I can spread God’s love and mercy to the people of that nations. Please pray for me!