That's all today's post gets for a title - a smiley face. Because I just can't stop smiling.
I loved spending my summer in DC, don't get me wrong, but there's no place I've ever felt happier than right here in Buies Creek.
Being here has helped me find clarity, enough that I was able to see and talk about positive things that came out of a heartbreaking end to a friendship that meant a lot to me (not Gabe and Nate). I'd never really realized these things until I was talking about this person with Amy on Skype tonight. I've learned over the years that if you look hard enough, you can always find something good in a bad situation.
Having lunch with Ryann, having friends who talk to me on Skype for an hour or text me out of the blue just to see how I'm doing, being faced with classes that excite me (even Human Diversity, which I was not excited about going into it) and professors that care about my opinion on things and challenge me to see the other side, it all makes me happier than I can even explain. God definitely knew what He was doing in sending me to this school. I can't imagine any other place giving me this kind of feeling.
Oh, AND I talked to Paddy again today, and he wants to come to Campbell on Friday the 7th because he wants to visit a couple classes just to see what an American university is like. So that's one less day I have to wait to see him and more time we get to spend together! And Louis says he can crash at his apartment which is literally across the street from my dorm. See? More happy.
I'm at school. I have things to do to fill my time and people to fill my heart with more love than I know what to do with. It's like Campbell has this magical ability to make me forget everything that was weighing on me before I got here.
I have to get to bed. I've got French at 9! Back to Dr. Steegar! :)
Good night, world. To anyone reading this: I pray that God makes you aware of His presence in your life and His love for you in a real and tangible way. Everyone should have the feeling I have right now.