Monday, March 5, 2012

Overwhelming Life

Sooooo, my life has gotten REALLY hectic all of a sudden! It's my senior year (which, for me, means ACTs, graduation prep and lots of cramming) and on top of it all, my sister has to go and get engaged! I'm the maid of honor, so I kind of have to be in on it with her.  I'm her support group right now.  The bad news is, this is stressing me out.  I don't need to be overwhelmed by life right now. 
I found out last week that the college I want to go to in TX has to follow a new state law.  I have to go get a vaccine for bacterial meningitis.  Try saying that one ten times fast.  Thankfully, I still qualify for a children's clinic, so the shot is only $8.00 flat.  Thank heaven for that.  I also still have to learn how to drive. Now, for those of you who are gasping for air right now and can't believe that an 18 year old doesn't have her license yet, take a deep DEEP breath.  It's actually easier to get your license in Illinois once you turn 18 because you don't have to follow so many rules and regulations.  Just the normal stuff. 
Anyway, I've felt like life is overwhelming me lately, but then I realized something.  Life can only overwhelm me if I lose my positive mental attitude.  I have no intentions of doing that, so I should be good.  God gave us joy for a get us through these times.  I'm going to need to tap into that excess of joy for the next several months.  Thankfully, God has it in storage for just that purpose.

Quote Of The Week:
"He went off the deep end.  Because no one ever goes off the shallow end."

Fun Fact of the Week:
In Germany, their citizenship is still determined by blood relation, not by birth.  It goes way back to the Nazis in WWII.

Story Starter of the Week:
Lissa stared into the dark unknown of her new High School.  What would await her once she opened those doors?  She didn't know, but she was about to find out.  She pushed open the heavy glass doors and prepared for the beginning of the end.  What she really saw surprised her.