Hey, friends! It's been a month since I've posted on here, and I apologize for that. I didn't mean to take a break from blogging, but to be honest, I probably needed a breather after a long, difficult semester. I thought it would be best if I started getting back into my blogging routine by catching you up on where I've been and where I'm at right now.
My Christmas break was wonderful. Millie flew down from New York, and we got to see her family and spend some time in Arkansas with mine. I got to catch up with college friends, see a friend from high school I haven't seen in years, and spend some good, quality time with my family, including my new baby nephew Karson. Millie and I were even able to bring our friend Hannah up to Arkansas for a bit to spend some time with my family. We had a great time.
I spent New Year's in Waco with some friends and immediately got back to work. Between the shelter and my job at Baylor Spiritual Life, I've been keeping pretty busy. I've also been preparing my mind and body for the stresses of the coming semester.
This spring, I'm taking eighteen class hours. Nine of those are Mentorship hours, meaning I'll be setting aside time at work for research, writing, learning new skills, and one-on-one learning with my boss, who knows a lot more about media ministry than I do. I've already been going through that process for a couple of weeks, and I'm really enjoying it. I'm also taking Hebrew 2, a class on Christian worship, and a Mobile App Development class. I know Hebrew will be a challenge, but I'm depending on my coding class to be a much-needed source of fun and enjoyment.
I think this semester will be both challenging and rewarding. I'm going to work hard to do well in school, to develop in my career field, to take care of myself, and to maintain healthy relationships with my friends and family. In the midst of that, I'll be thinking through some issues and will need a means of expressing those thoughts. That's what this blog will be for. I might be talking about theology one week, social issues another, and the last Star Wars movie after that. I don't know exactly what I'll write about, but I'm excited to get getting back into blogging, and I hope you're excited to read what I have to say.
Thank you again for checking out my blog. I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2016. I can't wait to see what's in store.