Happy Monday, y’all!  Today I feel the need to tell about my past week.  Just a quick warning, this post is lengthy, so if you want to read, fix yourself a cup of tea and start.  Well here it goes!
This past week seems to have been one of the most difficult and challenging weeks of my life so far (perhaps you’ve noticed my absence of blogging).  Two weekends ago was formal recruitment (Rush) at my school.  Everyone was excited but exhausted.    The rounds were great, the room looked lovely and best of all, we recruited 22 new Alphas.  It was surely a success, and I can’t wait to watch these girls grow in ADPi.  As I said, it ended two weekends ago.  Even though I was exhausted, I figured I would just get the little amount of sleep (or no sleep) that I could, drink a double shot expresso, keep up with work and my studies as usual and just long for the weekend.  This is where I was wrong.
I went into Monday with my assignments finished, a double shot expresso in hand and ready to tackle the day with droopy eyes.  By the night time, I really didn’t think I was going to make it through the week.  I took a nap and planned on tackling my studies.  This is where the next kink in my week happened.  Although I’m not going to discuss this incident of my week, let me just say that I have never felt so confused (and am still confused) with a situation.  Even with much prayer, I still felt just as confused and kept reminding myself to be patient.  Well the week as far as school picked up pace.  I had a test and due to my lack of sleep, I didn’t make it to the math lab in time to review for my test (that was lovely).  Nevertheless, I jumped into that full force and thankfully came out with a pleasing grade.  
Earlier in the week, I had made plans to see people, but this just wasn’t possible with the millions and billions of things I felt was going on.  It was truly one of those weeks where I wasn’t eating like I should, felt like I had had no exercise, was behind on everything, and hadn’t washed my clothes or cleaned in days.  On top of all this, that certain situation was not letting up and the person didn’t seem to care that it was the worst possible week to deal with the problem.  I felt like I had no control over anything in my life.  I was at a point of wanting to give up…forget school, work, and everything that required something of me.
Finally, I could see Friday (TGIF)!  Come Thursday, I was counting down the hours until I could take a nap, clean up, catch up and just have some “Me” time.  Once the weekend finally got here, I was enjoying catching up until I got sick.  I was so frustrated and just couldn’t understand why I had been so excited for the weekend all for nothing.
This has been one of the worst weeks I can remember for a long time.  I strongly believe that it is times like this is when the Lord wants us to call on Him and shows us that we really can’t go through life without His guidance.  The week may not have ended as I expected, but there has truly been some good in getting sick (if that’t possible), but it really is.  Always look for the good in everything. 
Things I got out of this frustrating week…
  1. My grandmother has taught me to remember in times like this that there is always someone who has it worst that you do.  This is so true, especially when I was thinking back on the remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack.  I may have been tired and frustrated with life that day, but there were millions of people who were mourning the loss of loved ones that day.
  2. Even though I got sick, I was able to have an excuse to stay home!  If I hadn’t have bee sick, I would have most likely left the house and put my to-do list up for later.  
  3. I realized that you just can’t get through the day without some rest.  There is a time when you have to say enough is enough and put the reigns on things.  My new strategy is going to be allowing myself a certain amount of time for each class, moving on from there, then going to bed.
  4. Something else I remembered throughout this week is that you are never too old for your parent’s and grandparent’s advice.  So much wisdom comes from those who know so much!
  5. Things might not always work out just as planned, but what actually happens might be for the better.
  6. And most importantly, be patient and know that everything will work out for the good.  This certain situation that came about is still unresolved, but I know it will all work out in the end.
A verse that my grandmother always reminds me of and I have remembered all throughout the week…
Now, if you read this entire post, you deserve a treat!  One of the other plusses that came out of my being sick is that I had time for some much needed crafting.

 Pennant Flag Canvas Idea : Julie Leah Blog

My loose interpretation of Tusk In Sun
My Monogram
I wish you all a very happy Monday!  I hope your week starts off superb and stays that way.  Thank you for reading!
Stay Tuned!

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  1. I've never commented before (but I really enjoy your blog) but on this one I just couldn't not comment. Currently, I am feeling the exact same way and it is really difficult to get out of this. Along with classes, homework, tests, work, an internship and all other extracurriculars I find it extremely hard to have some 'me time' whilst I am definitely a person who needs that! Not that this is of any use for you, but know that you are not alone 🙂

    I hope you will feel better soon!

  2. Aww Rachel- I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't have a good week! The week leading up to my birthday a couple weeks ago sounded similar… I was overtired, very stressed out about school, and starting to doubt whether transferring colleges was the right decision. I was also sad about having to spend my birthday so far from friends and family at home and at my old school. But sure enough the bad week passed, I had a nice birthday, and then RUSH WEEK happened and now I'm in ADPi!!! 🙂 Suddenly the bad week that I have seems much less significant.

    I hope that this week is a better one for you! And I love how you wrote about how things might not always work out, but we have to trust in the future! God's plans are perfect. 🙂

    xoxo Miss ALK

    P.S. Head on over to my blog today for a post all about my Bid Day!

  3. I'm sorry things suck so bad right now, friend! If it makes you feel better, you're one of my biggest fashionista icons right now. You really inspire me to put clothes together in an interesting way! No one said your early 20s would be easy, they aren't! But the struggle makes you a stronger person and you'll be so grateful for all the growth! Keep your chin up, it gets better.

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