25 April, 2006

Weirdness

So, a friend recently explained to me that the word "weird" comes from the Old English word "wyrd," which means fate. I don't believe that my life is determined randomly or in a haphazard, crazy fashion. However, from my perspective it often seems that way. I've had so much going on recently that I don't know what to do with myself, seriously! Do I deal with my aunt's death so I can treasure her memory and not be bitter, or do I study for finals this week, or do I finish writing about crazy fun weekends, or do I write about God's activity in my life, or do I sleep, or do I eat? You decide.

Actually, I'm deciding. My lappy's getting slapped shut really soon and I'm hitting the sack. Hard. But not before... *sigh*

Ugh. School is such a hindrance to life. I can hardly wait to see what good God will bring from this.

2 comments:

Breka said...

Hm, I'd better be right about that now....but I think that my over taxed memory still extends to high school Brit Lit, and as for the meaning of the word - Just go read Beowulf, and besides having spent some of the best hours of your life, you will know beyond a doubt that wyrd means fate.

Life can be crazy at times, and I know how hard it is to juggle emotional well being with spiritual well being - and the well being of your GPA. Don't lose sight of your priorities, and remember that no matter how much you want to, you can't handle everything or hold everything together. School can be a hindrance to life, I feel that way all the time. But when I do, I have to step back and allow myself the freedom to fail. Then I take care of life, and somehow school sorts itself out. Just remember - a poor job in school for a course, or for a semester, can be put in the past and eventually forgotten. A poor job in life takes much longer to fix. Never forget: The JOY of the Lord is our strength. I'm praying for you.

This summer in Europe!
-Breka

Laedelas Greenleaf said...

How easily I forget that I "can't handle everything or hold everything together"! Thanks for the reminder, Breka.

I keep wanting to read Beowulf. Maybe I'll bring it for the plane trip to Europe :-)