It is mid-November.
I am mid-way through the first semester of my last year of my undergrad.
Can anyone in the same place– or who’s been there– vouch for the insanity?
Yeah. Breaks in order to carry out passions are necessary, I have found.
That is why I keep up the blog. Many of these posts, have proven to be helpful for some, and many of them just fun reads, and many of them sparking conversations that have changed my life… or, I’m told, someone else’s…
So, I keep blogging. I pray God continues to use it.
Today, Wednesday, has the blessing of being a break in my week, consisting of zero lectures, and time to study, reset, hit the gym, hang out with friends, etc. This morning I was blessed by a meeting with my pastors, where these amazing friends of mine blessed me with their time and wisdom. I am so incredibly grateful to go to a church in which the leadership sees community and mentorship as a vital part of church.
After which, I got to head home and clean with my beautiful roommate, bride-to-be, and friend, Mary. This girl is one of my greatest blessings, and we have most definitely become like sisters. Investing in relationships and people in her life so beautifully, Mary has taught me so much about self-awareness and awareness of others. Maddie and Mary are both such incredible blessings to me that I cannot imagine my life without.
And now, I’m enjoying a break in studying to blog, and felt inspired to do one of my old favourites post:
Essentially sharing the top ten miscellaneous “things” I’m loving this season, that I think you might appreciate, too.
PVRIS. Thanks to a co-worker and friend, I have discovered my love for girl alternative music, particularly this band.
I used to think I hated pumpkin… but I have this new fancy for it. Versatile for both sweet and savoury recipes, so healthy, and so flavourful, I especially love it in this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. It’s also super affordable!
The restaurant I work at just launched its new menu! And it is incredible. If you are in the Kitchener/Waterloo area, be sure to check out one of our two locations!
Serving something for literally every kind of eater, catering to all allergies and dietary preferences, plain ol picky eaters, and meat and potato lovers. Real people, real food– and that’s what makes me passionate about this place.
I am so grateful for the podcasts broadcasted by my pastor, Mike Rutledge. For leaders of any kind, these podcasts are sure to glean something true for you! While those are not public as of now, his sermons are– and they are phenomenal. Check them out here .
I am loving my Christian Studies Seminar class so much. Learning such tangible things about program development, research, and integrating different practices, I feel I am finally honing in on some of my passions and callings.
To brief the project that is coming out of this class, head here.
Sitting still with Jesus and singing this song to Him is powerful.
I would say that my number one “hobby” is tap dancing. It is one of my favourite things to do, most definitely my favourite form of exercise, and a practice that gives me so much joy. My school showcase is coming up on December 2nd!
This eyebrow pencil gave me so much more eyebrow confidence! (When I choose to use it, haha).
Currently catching up on all the posts by my girl Mackenzie.
Fierce, strong, and beautiful, she is a must-read blogger.
Blooming so quickly, I have a new friend at church named Kayla, who is one of the fastest friendships I’ve ever formed. She is someone I feel I’ve known forever, and who I’ve been able to open up with instantly. Do you know those friendships? So special and such blessings. People will trump places, work, and experiences for me, always.
I was actually just thinking of you because I’m watching Chamber of Secrets and I remember you saying you read basically all the books in a weekend or something crazy like that!! I am trying to get through all of them before going to Disney in December- woot woot! Anyways, sooo fun to see this post. Girl, senior year of college (or university as Canadians call it 😉 ) was NUTS.. I remember feeling like I couldn’t catch my breath for a second- so kudos to you for even getting a post out! I don’t know how you do it all.. and so gracefully.
I have been in a serious music rut, so I am so excited to check out this band! Ooo I just got all my pumpkin stuff for baking. Mmm mmm! I’ll have to check out that podcast too- and ahh I miss my Christian studies courses! They are truly invaluable. Good luck on your school showcase- I know you’ll do amazing.
Aww oh my gosh, this was so sweet and unexpected! Thank you so much Chica <3
Those types of friendship are just the best. I’m sure she feels just the same way about you!
Thanks for sharing this post in all the craziness, Cass! xoxo
(PS. Just finished listening to the song- SO good!!! Gonna definitely download more songs from this band).