So I am finishing the move. it is amazing to see how much stuff a girl can accumulate in less than two years. Amidst all the packing, there is much that is just finally findings its way to the dumpster.
I also found many things, among them some old college papers. I used to print out great quotes and hang them all over my apartment. (Now, I tend to write them on post-its and paste them all over my desk.) Within those papers, I found this quote from JP2:
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.
― Pope John Paul II
This one lights up my heart today. I hope it brings some joy to you!
A fun reminder: since I am leaving my apartment, where I have an internet connection, and moving into my grandmother’s house for a few weeks, my updates may slow drastically. Still, I will try to put up something when I can.
Reminder #2: It is now only 29 days till Entrance Day!!! How awesome! Time is flying by!
Reminder the Third: In order for me to get to enter, I do still need your help. By my calculations, I still need about $3,000 in order to pay off all of my debt. Please help me! I truly appreciate every little bit.