Secondly, I enjoyed myself!
I have a unique situation in that I volunteered last school year for several months in the office that I am now currently working as a Health Promotion graduate assistant. This means I know a lot already, obviously there is a ton to learn, but I know the setting, the atmosphere, where the bathrooms are, the printers, the storage and so on. I also know the people too--which is such a blessing. I still had nerves today, you betcha, but I can only imagine what they could have been if I did not already have some experience.
God works in some pretty fantastic ways. He knew how this chapter of my life needed to go, he knew that I needed a "volunteer" experience that would introduce me to the people and places that would make my graduate school experience a million times easier on me and my personality. He just knew. And as I sit here and reflect on all the gifts and blessings and 'soft landings' I have been given... I'm just amazed. Do I even deserve this?
So I'm on my way. This week is crazy busy, but I'm excited. I'm rejuvenated, I feel like I have a purpose, I'm worthy and God may just be using me in some pretty cool ways.
This was Matt last year on his first day of grad school:
And this is me on my first day, one year later!
This is just one of the events I'll be helping with this weekend, I volunteered last year and got some pictures to document Matt's journey as a graduate student, who knew it would be me this year? Life is cool.