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Jun 13 2010

‘Twas the night before Institute

I graduated from The Ohio State University earlier this afternoon. The reality of that statement still hasn’t really sunk in. I join my two older brothers as Ohio State Alumni, as well as hundreds of thousands of other Buckeyes.

I am overjoyed, and yet sad at the same time because I leave for Houston at 8:30 am tomorrow morning. It is hard to look forward to Institute and all the great opportunities it will offer because I keep thinking of all the people and places I am leaving behind. Columbus, Ohio and of course, Cleveland Heights, Ohio is where my HEART is! But, I realize that God is opening a door for me, and this is not GOODBYE, but simply ‘See you later’.

One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11, “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.”

I do not know what tomorrow holds. I do not know what this summer/Institute holds. And I definitely don’t know what the upcoming school year holds, but I know I am blessed and highly favored and HE has plans for me.

I simply HOPE that I do my best to bring out the best in my students.

I’m not sure what else to say…I almost feel like this is Christmas Eve. I have butterflies in my stomach and I feel jittery, yet I feel calm, because it still doesn’t feel real.

I’m going to spend my last night in Columbus, Ohio with my best friends, my line sisters.

Goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow! See you in Houston!

2 Responses

  1. From one Buckeye CM to another, O-H!

    Good luck in Houston, and don’t forget where you’re from


  2. Maria

    Second career option: Author
    I look forward to reading your blogs. ;)

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