This week, my smiley is: TIME. There are different dimensions to this smiley.
It is J-Term, so I don’t feel like I have a ton of things to do all the time, even the time I don’t have to do it. Time = less stress. My Practicum starts tomorrow, as well as a few other Cru commitments I haven’t worried about since December, but I think I got this. And I am enjoying this time while I can!
I enjoy all this time I’ve been able to spend with Jesus. On Project, my friend Jill told me: “Being single is a gift of time to spend with Jesus.” And I have discovered this to be true! Time IS a gift, and spending it with Jesus is one of my favorite activities. Coffea, Caribou, and Panera have all been home to places I’ve spent with Jesus since coming back to school. If I have a couple free hours (even one), I’ll go to a coffee shop, get some coffee, and just spend an hour with Jesus. It is fabulous.
With other time I have been finding, I have been writing again (like, novel-writing). I haven’t done that in a long time, and I’m really happy that I have some time to think about and actually start developing these characters who have been lurking in the back of my mind, waiting to get out on paper and have their stories told at last. It is just the prodding the stories out of them that takes some thought.
Also with this time, I have been hanging out with my friends more. During the semester, some of my friends and Christina, who likes to come over randomly sometimes, determined that I’m never in my room. I like hanging out and having fun with friends, and I am thankful for the time I have been given to do so!
Even during the semester, time makes me smile. If I have an unexpected hour I find, it is awesome to do any of these things, or just play my keyboard for a long time. Which is why, this week’s smiley is TIME!