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College Week In My Life: Spring Break!

One of the main reasons I started a blog was because I wanted to document some of the greatest experiences of my life. I wanted my blog to be full of lessons I learned and things I love, like a big giant scrapbook for me. I know blogging is my hobby and my career is going to be something in biology. But any chance I get I would like to document my life through my blog. And so here is my experiences from my sophomore year in college spring break.

I wanted to start off my week on a fresh and, well, clean start. So, I spent the day cleaning my entire apartment. I did a deep clean of every inch of the apartment. It was my version spring cleaning because I knew this would also be the only time I would have for spring cleaning since school keeps me so busy. I also went through all of my clothes and got rid of a lot that were old or didn’t fit or even some that I just no longer liked. I like to take the first day of the week to really get everything settled so I can enjoy my break.

Tuesday was actually the day that I allowed for myself to have an ‘off day.’ I woke up late and just chilled at home. I did watch a movie on Netflix called Riptide. It has Debby Ryan in it and I absolutely love her so I, of course, had to watch her new movie. It’s about a model who has a downfall and ends up escaping to Australia where she ends up learning a lot about herself. On Tuesday night, I did babysit and during that time I just watched some Criminal Minds episodes. I love that show it is one of my go to’s for whenever I watch television.
Wednesday was a really fun day. I got to see my best friend in the entire world who I haven’t seen for almost a year. She came over, and then we went to the Houston Rodeo where we ate baked potatoes, sausage on a stick, and a bunch of desserts like funnel cake and ice cream. You know, all the unhealthy foods. We obviously watched the rodeo and then we got to see OneRepublic, who was amazing. It was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. They put on quite the show.
On Thursday morning, I was allowed to shadow a dentist. If you don’t know, before you apply to dental school you are required to have a certain amount of hours to shadow a dentist. It was quite the experience and something I will never forget. When you’re studying, and trying to get your degree, you often are so focused on the classes that you forget about the end goal and why you are working hard. You’re so focused on the target of getting good grades that you don’t see the bigger picture and when you shadow, it gives you insight to the career you want and really does inspire you to work so much harder than you already are.
Friday was a family day. I spent it with my mom and she got her nails done. Then, we went to this sushi restaurant by our house which was so good! We have lived here for over a year and never tried this place before which is crazy. Then we just watched movies and chilled. I did actually get sick the day before but on Friday I really felt it. So, we just hanged out.
That was my spring break week! I had a lot of fun and spent it with some great people. I could not ask for anything else.

I Have Almost Given Up Before

           Something you should know about me is I don’t give up easily. If something is not going my way, I work with it. When the fight gets hard, I fight back harder. I was always taught that if you want something, then go get it. But the sad truth is, humans are lazy. I mean, right now I am even procrastinating writing this post. And sometimes, when the fight gets rough and we feel weak, we want to quit. It might take a lot, but everyone has their breaking point. And one thing that helps me tackle that obstacle is knowing God has called me to do His work. He put me here for a greater meaning than just sleeping all day and binge watching Netflix all night. And it would be a dishonor to not achieve the ultimate goal He had placed in my heart.

            The other day, I was writing another devotional posts. And at this time, no one was reading them. I would get all these views on all of my other posts and then on my devotional posts I would get one view, and it was probably my mom. Now, I want to make sure you know I didn’t start blogging because of the views, I did it because I love writing and my blog is like my own personal scrapbook of my life. But, I have always wanted to help people. And I have always hoped that my blogposts would reach someone who needed it and helped them in some way. And it was a little disheartening to know that I wanted to reach people through my devotional posts, but no one wanted to read.

            In the middle of writing another devotional post I knew in the end would only benefit me because no one else had been reading, I asked myself, what is the point? Why should I even write them? And in that moment, I had this feeling that I was supposed to write these posts. Even if it could help one person it was worth it, and I had a feeling that that is exactly what was about to happen. I came back to check on my posts later on that week to make sure everything had uploaded correctly. And, I saw that my devotional posts had skyrocketed in views. And I knew I was helping a lot of people out there. I was a great feeling to know that, and it was something that would not have happened if I had quit too soon.

            I say this because God has a plan for you. Whatever career God has placed in your heart, fight for it. Because it will be worth it. I’m currently in University and I’m on the pre dental track. And every time the clock strikes past midnight and I’m still doing homework, or I feel overwhelmed, I have a slight thought about quitting. I have this moment of doubt where I ask myself, “can I really do this? Am I even good enough for this? Is this even going to work out?” I end up pushing those thoughts out of my head and fight ten times harder because I know that someone out there will one day need me to do what God has called for me to do. And I don’t want to let them down, I don’t want to let myself down, and most importantly I don’t want to let God down. Because if He believes in me, if the person who made me and knows what I am capable of thinks I can do it, then I can believe in myself too.