Sunday, November 1, 2009

Aaahhh, worst blogger ever.

Aaahhh, worst blogger ever.
Forgive me dear friends.

So today is the first November and my last post was in September. What happened to the time? I guess this really reflects my state of mind right now because I'm in shock that three months have passed since I left. I suppose not keeping a record through the blog or even through my journal can be blamed. But I know that this can also be attributed to the fact that i don't like to confront things. But I can feel my time here drawing to a close and I feel like I'm living two lives; one here and one back home. And shockingly the one back home in tiny Grahamstown is winning right now. In so many ways I belong at Bellarmine- I fit in, I've grown up a lot and been exposed to new ideas and been challenged but its not home...And Rhodes is? Maybe not the place but the people definitely. Lately I've been wishing to be able to go to the Rat to have a drink or to go to Reddits for some tea. I guess its true what they say, 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder.' But enough bitching because i know I'll come back and miss life here!

So what have I been up to?
Well I performed in a play in the beginning of October which was fantastic! Very liberating! I've also been writing a column for the paper from an international perspective. I've been blown away by the popularity of the column and how people care about what I have to say.

Lately, life outside of Bellarmine has really been taking off. I've been going to an amazing church with a service specifically for young adults. It's called 'The Post' and God has been doing amazing things there with me. I feel like i've grown so much spiritually as well as making friends with such incredible Christians. Its kind of bittersweet since the more I get to know them, the sadder I become that i have to leave soon. So much of my life has been in transition for the last year and a half and I'm beginning to get to this place where I need to be settled. Apart from Church stuff, I've been lucky enough to go away for the weekends to work at Christian youth events as a leader. This has been such a blessing with God really teaching me so much about who he is. I think these weekends are going to be ones that I'll really cherish. I never know where I'm going, for how long and what we're doing. But thats when God really shows up- when I don't have any expectations.

The next month is going to be centered unfortunately around academics! i finish exams on the 10th of December and am planning on leaving Louisville on the 12th of December. From Louisville its San Francisco, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia and finally New York!

49 days till South Africa and there's still so much to see and do!
I love you all!
Here are some photos of my room and Bellarmine in the fall.