Tuesday, March 10, 2009

jealousy

It's not something most people readily admit to...at least it's not something I readily admit to. 
But it's true...I'm a terribly jealous person. I often have to close my eyes, breathe, and remember all the ways the Lord has blessed me.

Lately I'm jealous of people who are DONE with school. I've been in school since I was three years old! That's 20 years of school. I've studied, read books, written papers, memorized formulas, worried over exams. I'm kind of ready to be done with all of this. It's not the learning that I mind. For the most part I love learning. I'm just tired of being obligated to read books and memorize facts. I want to read for fun. I want to learn for fun. I don't want to stay up all night writing papers or studying for tests. ::le sigh::

I know, I know, education is a privilege. Believe me, I'm aware. And I am beyond grateful to live in a country where I am allowed and encouraged to increase my education. I am ever so thankful to be in a school where I am enjoying my classes and professors; it just gets a bit tiresome. Really I've got just about a year and a half to go, I'm sure I'll make it through. :-)

4 comments:

Rey De Armas said...

i totally understand what you're saying! it is true that education is a useful gift, but man does it take forever! let's keep praying that God uses what we're learning.

Fawn said...

we're in a similar boat. haha you'll get through it and you'll love it
;)

Gabby said...

great post kristel :)


i know you'll probably hate me for saying this: but i'm tired of school already

(i say you'll hate me since I'm only getting finished with my BA this December then i have to go to Grad school)

i'm so tired of reading and writing and reading and writing

but, i guess sacrifices just need to be made

when do you finish at seminary?

Kristel said...

If all goes well I should be done by December 2010 at the latest. If all goes SUPER well then I should be done by May 2010. :-)