I’m just going to be honest, I’m struggling. I’m struggling to find community, I’m struggling to balance work and life, I’m struggling to find motivation, I’m struggling to write this blog. It is very hard to find variety on a weekly basis. I feel like I am doing the same exact thing week after week. Graduating this spring does not make things easier, as it adds even more pressure to the equation.
I wish I could attend a spontaneous event, a show, a concert, or a street-performance. My girlfriend and I have thought about taking a trip during Winter break in order to get away from the chaos of everyday life. With the new restrictions in place (as of this Wednesday, November 18th), these get-away desires will definitely be more pronounced.
As I sit here and think about my college career so far, part of me cannot even remember what campus was like before COVID-19. From the 3rd floor of the library, I look across Allendale campus and it’s a ghost town. Occasionally, a bus will drive by, or a student will walk to Kirkhof for lunch, but for the most part GVSU looks nothing like it did last year. I think back to the people I met freshman year in the dorms, the clubs and activities I got involved in my sophomore year, or the study abroad experience I had my junior year, all of which seem so long ago.
Although there is a sort of gloom over GVSU’s campus right now, there is room for excitement and hope for the future. Being that I graduate in the Spring, I have a lot to celebrate for the four amazing years I have spent at GVSU. I get to look forward to a full-time job, doing something I love, raising a family, buying a house, going on vacation, and much more. I trust in God, that He is in control, He knows, He is sovereign over all, and He has a plan.
We must continue to press on.
“…but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.” (2 Corinthians 6:4-10)