I'm in the final pool of applicants for my dream internship with a market research firm. I interviewed back in October and they've kind of been stringing me along ever since, which has been very frustrating. I'll know by January 14th if I get the position, so hopefully my patience and prayers pay off.
My best friend since kindergarten got engaged to her boyfriend of 5 years last night!!
|My favorite baby nun!|
I spent time with Alexa while she was home from the convent. I was worried I wouldn't get to spend quality time with her because she wasn't home for long and so many people wanted to see her. I met her at Mass several mornings, prayed the Liturgy of the Hours (and giggled through a good chunk of it per usual haha), and went ice skating with our "nun club" friends and two seminarians who've spent time at St. Joan/St. Patrick. Last Christmas we all went ice skating and this year is likely the last time we'll all be together. Alexa won't be able to come home next Christmas, Ashley will also be in the convent God willing, and Deacon JB will be be a priest by then, so this was kind of our last hurrah. Like I mentioned in this post, I had a really hard time adjusting when Alexa left for the convent. Seeing her again was like she never left and we just picked up where we left off in August. It was weird. We drilled her with all sorts of questions about her life in the convent and the joys and struggles. I was particularly interested in the struggles because I've only seen and heard about the joys of religious life. I can tell she is truly happy and at peace. I am thankful because now I think I'll be able to detach myself more from her and accept how our relationship has changed knowing that this is God's will for her. She'll be home again in May (I'll still be abroad) and then summer of 2012.
|Like father, like son|
I spent all of Christmas day relaxing with my family. It seems that these days we hardly see each other. By the time my dad gets home from work Joe and I are usually out for the night with our friends and then once I get up in the morning everyone is already at work/school. Dad & Joe got matching Nerf guns for Christmas. When we were kids our house was the designated Nerf warzone. All the neighbor kids would come over, Joe would dole out guns and bullets, turn off all the lights and hide, and have an all-out Nerf war. Dad & Joe spent most of Christmas day chasing each other around the house and screaming like little girls :)
Tomorrow my IU Catholic friends that live in the Indy area are meeting up for the day. I hardly spent any time at St. Paul this semester because all my free time was spent searching for internships, networking, and polishing my resume and interview skills :( I really missed that fellowship and support. After we ice skate we are going to Mass and then having dinner. I'm so excited! My bff from IU/St. Paul is driving up from southern Indiana so she is coming back to my house after that to spend the night. Shout out to Munchie - I'm so thankful we were neighbors freshman year & that we are able to growth in our faith together! :)
I know this post is totally mundane, but I've just been such a happy girl and the blessings keep rolling in. I have a lot to look forward to over the rest of my winter break and in the next 8 months. Praised be Jesus Christ...now and forever!!