Possible colleges. Job opportunities. SAT prep. Graduation.
It may not look like much, but there’s been a lot on my mind recently.
I have been homeschooled my whole life, and having recently reached the point where I only have one year left of this awesome schooling experience is both exciting and extremely hard to think about.
I’m excited to be done, but I also believe that I’ll miss it immensely.
Part of me wants to look into schools around here, figure out what I want to study, take the SAT, and do what is the common thing after graduating from high school: college.
But then, the other part of me wants to leave it in the Lord’s hands to lead me to a college, bring to my attention which areas I should study, decide whether or not I should take the SAT, and instead, continue to enjoy all of the time I get to spend with my family and not stress continuing my education.
My initial reaction to the future is to gather it all into my hands and begin figuring this out on my own – but that interferes with His plans for me, which is why nothing solid has ever come out of my college searching. Haha!
So, while part of me really wants to figure out what to do after I finish 12th grade next year, I understand now that I can’t … and now, I really don’t want to, either.
Once I finish school next summer, I’m going to have a mini graduation party and blog about it (just like you requested, Pamela – pictures included!), continue working at my job if I have one then, keep posting regularly on this blog (probably not as much as I do now, but we’ll see!), and continuing, as always, to enjoy spending time with the Lord and my family.
College, if it’s meant to be in my life, will come in time. So will Guatemala. I know now that I don’t have to gather all of these situations and decisions onto my own shoulders; they have been piling up quite bad recently. I’m choosing to lay them down at my Savior’s feet, instead; it’s where they truly belong. ❤
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration, but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” ~ John 16:33