The JJ Diaries


The hardest t about being in college is attempting to predict the direction your life will take. Today I registered for Spring Quarter classes, and it was a struggle to be honest. I had so many options of classes I cold have taken, and while I have declared my major, I was so confused. The only reason I haven’t seriously considered changing my major was because I wouldn’t be on track to graduate, and I need to graduate. It’s not that I don’t love International Relations, I just have absolutely no idea what I want to do with it. I know I have plenty of time, but I really don’t. What if I enjoy something more?? Lately, I’ve really been wanting to study sports and exercise science, but still I have no I idea what career I would go into with that.

The struggle is not that I am lost, but rather that the direction of life will never be fully figured out.

As much as we may wish and try, there is no way for us to fully and totally know what the future holds for us. There is no way for me to know where and how my heart will move me. So today, in the midst of all of my anxieties, I am going to let the comfort of Christ delight my soul. I am going to choose to trust Him with my future every day, and to move when He says move. Until then, here I am, overwhelmed and slightly confused, but trusting my unknown future to my known Savior!

Monday Motivation

Hey guys!

Happy Monday and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! It was a pretty good day for me, I didn’t have classes so it was relaxing and productive. And admittedly pretty boring…but (I know it’s late…) I figured we could all use some motivation to get our week started! With today being a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., I came across a quote I am absolutely obsessed with:

"Everybody can be great…because everybody can serve.. You don’t need a college degree to serve. You don’t need your subject and your verb to agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

This is so true. I know for me in the American culture that I live in, you have to have a college degree or you don’t get very far. This is a great reminder to serve where you are with what you have in your own way. We all can show a little grace and we all can show a little love. I leave you with this today: give yourself to someone today. Maybe that means giving a smile, or giving your time. Maybe you give them your advice, or your resources, or just simply your love. Hug someone today. Compliment someone today; make a difference today.

You got this!


Happy New Year!!
2013 was a great year; one of great successes for sure! I graduated high school, went off to college (out of state!) and worked my butt off to achieve those things-and it wasn’t easy. This year though, 2014, my theme word is to explore.
explore: to examine or evaluate; inquire into; travel in or though
I want to explore in 2014 because college is a time of change, and it is a time of finding out who you are and what you want to be. I want to explore me. I know I love to play guitar, and I don’t want that to be on the back burner any more. I know I want to learn more about art, and I’ve always wanted to blog. I know I want to explore this fascinating new city I am in, and this new place in life I am in. There are so many things I want to cross off my ever-growing bucket list this year, and I aim to! 2014 will be a year of exploring because I have time and freedom to.
So here’s to exploring myself and exploring the magnificent Pacific Northwest. Here’s to a new year, and here’s to 2014!