Well, I’ve had a mind numbing day to say the least. I don’t even know where to begin, when I look back on the events of this last year it’s like I’m dreaming.
First, I got to Washington State University and returned to Montana 3 weeks later because of a stress fracture in my spine.
I can’t really even describe how I’m feeling right now, mostly just numb. It isn’t easy being displaced so many times. So many goodbyes and hellos, having to reestablish myself at every place I come to, and adjusting to a brand new environment over and over takes its toll. It’s hard to really immerse yourself in the culture and activities of a place when you feel like you’ll be pulled away by situations beyond your control at any moment. I finally feel like I’m making close friends and finding my niche here, and in a few weeks I’ll be gone.
BUT. Hopefully this is my LAST school change until I graduate. The University of Montana has one of the best study abroad programs I’ve ever laid my eyes on and I can’t wait to make that dream come true. I’m excited to be in the same town as Halley and Phoebe and the rest of my family.
I’m not quite sure what God is trying to show me this year. Maybe just how tough I can be! I’m going to try my best to keep rolling with the punches, staying positive, and working hard wherever I am!
Food and Exercise
Breakfast (Not Pictured): Whole wheat crackers topped with peanut butter and a banana. Lunch: pulled pork and spinach omelette. Snacks: half a sweet potato and a yogurt a few hours later. Dinner: split pea soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
Before any of these crazy events transpired, I woke up at 5am and got in a Nike Training workout. Lately I’ve been doing the “intense” level workouts and they’re kicking my butt.
I’m going to do my best these next couple weeks to stay focused on my schoolwork here. It’s not easy when my mind is running a thousand miles an hour trying to wrap itself around this new information. AHH.