Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Year but the End of an Era

          I did not intentionally take a break from blogging, but with finals week, a fairly uneventful holidays, and a busy start to the new semester, I have found myself not posting in over a month. I am afraid that this might be a trend as this semester is looking to have very little free time. I might not have any new positions, but my classes are harder and the workload has intensified. My classes this semester are: Occupy History (history of social movements in the U.S.), Introduction to Philosophy (to finish up my philosophy minor), Seminar in History, Theories of Peacebuilding, and Honors Senior Seminar. I have enjoyed all the classes so far, although none I am in love with. Peace Fellowship continues to take a lot of my time as I plan for events and conferences. Coming up in two weeks is the annual Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship conference at Bluffton University. I am excited for the conference and am happy to be presenting a workshop on conflict minerals to hopefully grow the movement for colleges and churches to be conflict free.
          I cannot believe I am in my last semester of college. This is actually really bitter for me. You see, I have dreamed about coming to college since I was five. I spent most of high school just wishing I was in college. And now that I have been here over three and half years, I have little desire to leave. These years have truly been the best of my life. I have had many ups and downs, but I have learned so much about who I am, made some incredible friends, and have had enough adventures to fill a book! (Or at least a blog :) I am not planning on posting any future plans until I have something set in place. Right now my plans are pretty shaky, so I would appreciate any prayers and support. I believe once I know what my next adventure is, it will be easier to leave EMU, but right now I am mourning the end of this era of my life. These are my last days in this place and it is hard to think there is something better on the horizon.

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