20 January 2003
Wake at 8 a.m., eat breakfast, go to classes,
eat lunch, study. It has started again. After one week of classes,
I'm back in the scheme of things. This semester I'm taking one engineering
course, one math course, one physics course (and lab), one elective
and tennis to make a total of 15 hours. It's a little less crazy
than last semester, but my extracurricular activity schedule is
much more involved.
But before I describe my life back on campus,
let me finish describing my holiday vacation. Since my last journal,
I went to Kansas City for a Christian Young Adult Conference. Among
the many awesome things that happened, the main focus was on living
a radical lifestyle pursuing a greater intimacy with Christ. Amazing
After ringing in the new year in Kansas City
and coming back home, I got to do some fun stuff like play cello
in a wedding. I also went fishing in Galveston with my cousin, Morgan,
my dad, and my sister, Esther. Another day I got to play a nice
18 holes of golf with my dad. Overall, the rest of my holiday in
Houston was very relaxing.
Now that I'm back in Austin, I've been keeping
myself busy. This semester I am pretty involved in a few activities,
but at the moment, I'll only dive into one. The group is called
Hook Up, an
organization whose purpose is to connect incoming freshmen with
other Christians, churches and other Christian organizations. We
are having a Christian fish camp Aug. 8-10. At the camp, my role
as a co-chair will be to act as a leader of big group sessions and
be an overseer of the counselors.
My heart is really into Hook Up because of
the prospect of getting to mentor the next incoming freshman class.
I've seen so many freshmen, especially at the beginning of this
year, desperately searching for somewhere to be accepted, and I've
seen many fall into things that were not in line with their personalities.
Through Hook Up and just living my everyday life, I only hope and
pray that I can be a positive role model and leader for incoming
freshmen, other Christians and for this generation.
Acting as leadership in different organizations,
keeping up my grades, as well as continuing to build my relationships
with friends will make this an exciting yet busy semester.
If you're interested in Hook Up or have any
questions/comments, please send
me an e-mail message.