Well, I’m back in Provo and pretty much ready for the new semester, and all I have to say is that the last 24 hours have been…utter madness. And also that I’m grateful that the Lord has obviously been with me every step of the way. I know this based on at least three separate occurrences.
The first was that yesterday I finally finished the arrangement I’d been working on for weeks! I’m going through some serious creative let-down right now, but I’m so grateful that I finished it and that it sounds just like I’d hoped it would. I know it wasn’t my own abilities that brought it about; the Lord has been inspiring me every step of the way.
The second instance was that, even though I completely forgot to park my car that doesn’t have a parking permit outside the parking lot of my apartment complex, my car wasn’t towed before I was able to go out and move it. It’s unheard of for cars to last more than five minutes past the towing curfew here, and yet mine was there much longer and was never towed! Of course, I was already in bed when my roommate remembered and came to get me, but at least my desperate rush outside was to move my car and not to find an empty parking space. Thank heaven for that!
The third instance was that I found out that the new “semester” bus passes that UTA does only work until the actual end of the semester. The reason the Lord was watching out for me on this one was that the person driving the bus I was trying to ride to get to school in order to renew my bus pass didn’t make me pay the fare since I told her I was planning to renew my bus pass that day. Well, now my bus pass is renewed, and I won’t make that mistake again (even if I had more semesters at BYU in which to make such a mistake!).
Well, like I said, it’s been a crazy 24 hours, but everything’s starting to settle down, and I think I’m as ready as I’ll ever be for the semester to begin.
Bus pass: check
School supplies: check
Preparations to begin the final semester of my undergrad career: CHECK!!!