Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ch-ch-changes (NFTPL #8)

Isn't funny how you can be so certain about something and then pow you come in contact with something that totally shifts your direction. Or maybe just slightly turns you a few degrees off from that course you were so set on. So when I came down to Los Angeles almost two months ago I was still planning on applying to Claremont Graduate School for a secondary Masters, with the idea of starting in January of 2011.

But like many things in life, especially major transitions, nothing has gone as I expected it. Including getting the twenty pages of research writing and letter of intent for my application and retaking the blasted GRE all of which is required for Claremont. In addition I have found out about more possible programs that could work with what I want to teach as a professor and might in the end be a better fit with who I am and what I want to do than Claremont...oh yeah and the price tags are cheaper! So as I enter into my third month living in California I find myself becoming open to the shifting and rumbling of direction that God is doing. I have no idea what or where this new twist will lead the one thing I do have is a greater sense of peace about not knowing and a growing ability to trust in the unknown. For the first time in my life more of me is excited about the possibility of new changes than fearful that everything will fall out from underneath me. If nothing else being here has been a place to breath and trust.

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