There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven...
Life is full of seasons. There are seasons of new beginnings, like marriage and the birth of babies. There are seasons of transitions, like starting or leaving a job or moving to a new town. There are easy and hard seasons, seasons you enjoy and seasons you can't wait to see pass.
This is a strange season for me. It's exciting, because I'm following my dreams and transitioning into a new phase in my life. It's hard, because, honestly, going through dental hygiene school while working and raising a family is the hardest thing I've ever done. It's frustrating, because it's hard balancing my roles as a wife, mom, manager, and student.
It's a season of tears and joys, highs and lows, exhaustion and exasperation. It's a season of questioning my decisions (and my sanity). It's a season of wondering if it's all going to pay off or all go up in smoke. It's a season of pushing myself beyond what I ever dreamed I was capable of, then having to dig down deep and push myself more. It's a season of begging God for fresh strength every day, several times a day, and learning to rely on Him like never before.
Right now, I'm focusing on finishing this semester strong. I only have six weeks left, then I get a month off for Christmas break. I'm looking forward to relaxing with my family, reading some books, and maybe working on a couple of crafty projects. We'll probably watch some movies, maybe take a mini-vacation, and just enjoy time together. We'll all need it, because my spring semester will be the hardest of the entire dental hygiene program.