EEEK! WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS FRIENDS!
Also a big hello to all my pals who are not Sewanee readers! I hope everyone had a terrific break filled with unlimited coke zero, Netflix binges, mini road trips, family time, pizza, reading time, writing time & many of those special mornings where you can actually sleep past 8 am without feeling guilty! Cheers to those fantastic favs that come with Christmas Break!
Now that we’re back at you should be aware I have been to all of my classes and have already endured all of the anxiety-ridden syllabus talks. Including but not limited to ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY 233 (THE CELL). I am basically diving into the real deal PRE-MED classes this semester and there is no turning back. While that does sound scary and believe me it is scary….I am also excited. I am excited because these are the steps which are getting me closer to pursuing my dream and calling of medical missions. These are the days whether they are the hard, the stressful, the exhausting, the unnerving or the just plain horrible days which will take me to my next stop. So while it is scary and even though it is the big elephant in my dorm room I am ready to tackle this semester.
Why am I so hopeful and optimistic?
It’s simple I have Jesus the ultimate tool on the survival guide of life to make it through!
Here’s how I know:
1 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God has a plan for me and while it’s a long journey filled with many uphill battles (long restless nights, failed assignments, studying and still getting it wrong, or taking ten hours to do one assignment, the MCAT, Medical School admission, GPA, my self-worth, emotional struggles and just impending doom) I know God is with me. His plan is not to harm me but to help me and to give me a great future.
So while I didn’t choose the PRE-MED track (initially it picked me) I still believe it is possible. I simply want to follow God’s plan for my life and he has blessed me abundantly- I trust him. My testimony is enough to remind me when I feel like I am alone or it’s not possible that I CAN DO ANYTHING WITH GOD.
So while this semester I have to make some changes in an effort to get my grades where they need to be I will still be blogging and sharing with you. I can’t take this outlet out of my daily routine because it has become such a big part of who I am. I love sharing modest fashion, life tips and Jesus with you. With all that being said I will be setting a blog/vlog schedule which might be subject to a little change until I get into the swing of things this semester.
Here’s the deal:
So while this is a new thing for me I hope to continue doing it in an effort to see new growth just as 1998miss.com has! I plan to share at least one video every week. This is looking like Thursday will be my vlog day. This might end up changing to Saturday but for now Thursday it is. This could be a simple weekly recap, how are you, what’s in my purse, I’m stressed, or just a plain vlog. This is in an effort to be consistent with my content and to set reminders for myself!
While I want to schedule this it might not be as straightforward because I really like just writing from the heart. It is my plan to get at least three new blog posts up a week! I hope to introduce something Sewanee specific to 1998miss.com this year that will be annual. I also hope to start a new faith series maybe with a few guest bloggers!!! So big things happening on 1998miss.com! I would love to include a PRE-MED weekly post because it is such a big part of my life…so you could also be seeing that. Just stay tuned! Overall it is my hope to get something consistent going for maybe Monday, Thursday and Saturday of my week!
So while this is one of my all-time favorite outlets I am cutting down on social media usage because I simply use it too much. I need to take more time to focus on my studies. This doesn’t mean I will stop sharing on Instagram but it does mean I won’t be surfing my news feed for hours on the daily. I intend to continue sharing a daily post but I won’t always be doing that. It might be every day one week or just 3 days a week if I have enough pre-loaded content. The main thing is I don’t want to spend my day scrolling through social media mindlessly.
While these may seem kind of vague it is my rough draft of 1998miss.com in Easter semester 0f 2018!
Oh and these are the classes I am taking this semester!!!
❤️Adult Development and Aging (Psychology Major)❤️
❤️Intermediate Chinese (Language + I seriously just love learning Chinese)❤️
Organic Chemistry (PRE-MED & Jesus PLEASE take the wheel) P.S. I get to be cool and say ORGO now!!! 🙂
Molecular Biology 233 (PRE-MED & Jesus take the wheel)
So I’ll be needing your prayer this semester because I have a big load of intense classes! While it may seem overwhelming I know I can do it because JESUS is with me!
I heard someone say if” it’s his will it’s his bill”!! I believe this 100% and I know God will provide. He is my strength and he will help me get the bill of good grades this semester! Even just doing better is a step in the right direction.
I am so blessed and so thankful to have an opportunity like this at Sewanee.
I hope y’all enjoy this post and are excited about the new schedule for 1998miss.com! If you have anything specific you’d like to see please let me know soon!
Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley