Friday, April 07, 2006

Stress and stuff

"To focus on the present -- this is wise;
To look to the future -- that is
wiser still.
But to dwell on the past -- that is foolishness, madness, and
all things ill."

This is a quote I made up for the Lightning Girl related story I have going on in my head right now. It's from some made-up poet named Kaziar, "one of the great poets of R Andromedae," as Avalon says.

I can't believe I haven't written in like a month. I guess I just got busy with school and stuff. I meant to write after I got back from InterVarsity camp, but I didn't. I don't know why.

InterVarsity camp was great. It felt good to get away from all the stress of school right now. We dug really into the Bible by doing manuscript study, where you study it like the original readers would have read it, just with dictionaries and concordances and stuff at your disposal.

Things are looking up on the future decision stuff. Thanks to having to do a decision-making essay for my career planning class, I have come up with a plan of action for choosing a major. It involves a lot of research and stuff, which I will probably try to start this week. I want to have a major picked by fall, if not sooner.

I wonder if the school offices are open during summer. I would think so cause there is a summer intersession. This is because I may need to go to the University Transfer Center and the Career Center to look up some stuff at that time.

I'm going to take that Spiritual Gifts test I bought at work a while back too. I know things like that aren't definitive, kind of like the "assessments" I took in career planning class, like the Myers-Briggs, and aren't the only answer. But it would be a start. And it would help. I took one online once as part of a Growth Group assignment or something like that, but I forget what my results were. This is an actual paper test though, so it may be more reliable.

Well I can't think of much more to say, so bye for now.

Oh...I was re-reading some of my older posts and came across one where I mentioned my mom saying stuff about it being too expensive for me to go away to college. I found out later she thought I was still considering going to Biola, which is really expensive (about $26,000 a year; costs vary depending on your dorm and meal plan). I told her I had realized Biola was too expensive (although it's a good school in other's in a nice, safe neighborhood, has nice dorms and a great cafeteria, and lots of good academics) and so I was looking into state schools. I think that quieted her down on that topic. Though it frankly only comes up if I mention it.