What’s Up | 09/26/10

Wow. It’s been quite some time. It feels good to be writing again.

The past few weeks have been blurring into one for me. One day is meshing into the next faster than Speedy Gonzalez (whoever he was…). Each day, there’s something to be done, whether it’s lectures, work, homework, ABA, ABA, or more ABA.

I’ve been managing. Even though it’s hectic, I’m feeling okay. The only thing I wish is that there were more hours in a day. Because while not sleeping is an option, it’s just not viable or sustainable.

So classes have been fine. I haven’t missed a lecture, and I’ve been to almost all the discussion. That’s a good thing, because at this point, I would be lost beyond rescue if I had skipped classes.

I’m a little behind on my readings. I’m not too worried, because I’m up-to-date in class, and I feel that I’m overestimating some of my classes.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that I’m not taking them seriously. It’s just that I realized it’s okay to not read every single handout. It’s a lot more efficient skim-reading, participating in discussions, and reading as much as you can. That would be my advice to people bogged down with work.

And bogged down with work I’ve been. There’s the usual twelve hours a week for The Daily Californian.  I was recently promoted to “Project Leader,” which sounds pretty awesome but is still mainly the same duties.

I get to help run some of the sales meetings, and my co-leader and I are in charge of helping out the new sales reps, as well as plan for future promos and marketing events.

I had a great week in sales, closing several big contracts for our Game Day and Homecoming Package. I have a few more potentials lined up to call, so we’ll see how that goes.

A lot of you know that ABA is definitely my biggest time commitment this semester. Whether it’s attending all the events (2-3 per week), holding our committee meetings (once a week), or planning/finishing up on internal assignments, I always have something to do for the club.

It’s quite a handful, and ABA in the fall, especially as Professional Chair, is definitely a lot tougher than any previous semesters I’ve spent at ABA.

Of course, I’m still enjoying everything that goes on in ABA, and I think that’s a very important thing to keep track of when you’re investing so much time into something.

I relax whenever I attend a fun event, I like my committee kids, and the Cabinet is my second family. The next few weeks will definitely be difficult, because of impending midterms and some large events that Professional committee is putting on.

It all looks daunting, but I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, mostly to remind myself, but as long as I break down everything into manageable bits, I’ll be fine. And I will be.

Before I end this session, I wanted to write more about my plans for church and fellowships this semester. I’ll be honest, I was pretty bad on going to church and fellowships last year.

I went for the most part, but I did miss a lot because of clubs and school work. I feel that I keep my religious life pretty much under wraps, and even though I’m confident that I haven’t backslid on my faith after my first year of college, I feel I haven’t been growing spiritually either.

I had a conversation with a good friend during IV’s Friday night Large Group a few days ago. Initially, the meeting was organized as a “reflection” night (meaning no messages or worship), so I wasn’t expecting to get much out of it.

But my friend and I ended up spending the entire meeting just catching up on life and sharing our thoughts. He talked to me specifically of what I had been thinking about the past few weeks, and we prayed for each other. I definitely got much more out of that meeting than I had thought, and I’m thankful.

I am convicted to be more involved in fellowships this year. I’m writing it down so I can remind myself, and I hope that I’m able to follow through. Whenever I’m free, I will be going to the meetings.

Hmm…so these have been Glen’s life the past few weeks, in a nutshell. I’m doing well, I’m busy, but I’m still enjoying life. Even though there are crazy and seemingly scary amounts of things to accomplish the next few weeks, I’m going to take them on one at a time.

And I ask you guys to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I need your guys’ encouragement, and please stop by my place/Fb/wherever to say hi. I feel bad that I haven’t been keeping up with a lot of my friends, but it’s pretty tough, and rest assured, I’m not doing it intentionally. 🙂

Oh, and topic suggestions are definitely welcome for my blog! I write because I enjoy it, but I also keep you guys in mind. And even though it’s tough to fit in, if you guys suggest good things, I’ll definitely make time to share my thoughts!

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