Sunday, March 15, 2009

perseverance

I have reached the middle of the Spring semester with summer in sight. After this week, it's the home stretch toward the end of Junior year.

Two weeks ago, I began working at my apartment complex, Gateway at Denton. I am a Community Assistant in which I lease apartments, give property and apartment tours, and distribute the mail to the mailboxes. So blessed I am to have this job; it's $550 that I don't have to scrape up every month.

Since I won't actually be getting a check from working at my apartment office, I need some type of cash flow. The Lord, once again, delivered another breathtaking blessing to me. Starting March 30Th, I will be serving at Red Lobster in Denton, TX. I am elated to get back into a restaurant interacting with patrons.

For the first time in my college career, I am not taking an extended Spring Break trip. I had plans to go to Panama City Beach, Fl, and/or South Padre Island. However, those plans failed and I was destined to be stationed at home for the entire break. At first, this really bothered me because I look forward to Spring Break as a chance to step out of my element, get away, relax, and be somebody else for 6 days. Yet, I've come to terms with that fact that I won't be vacationing anywhere, and I'm ok with that. I'll take this time to get back focused and disciplined. School has swallowed me whole enabling me to take care of my responsibilities.

Life isn't absolutely perfect, but I'm persevering anyway. Even though it hard, I'm trusting in my Lord to see me through. He is my strong tower. I have realized I can't get through this life by myself. With God, good friends, and family, I will end up on top.

"For life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer."

With Purpose,

[dev]in

1 comment:

Carlton Lockett said...

Hey Dev! Don't feel bad about spring break trip! Sometimes you have to do what you have to do! I'm a server at Fridays and I LOVE IT!! I'm glad you're working hard and getting things paid for and being INDEPENDENT about everything. Thats the way to GO!! I applaud your efforts, because I do the same thing.... Work hard, make good grades, and have a social life!