Ok, I can’t help but write just one more post when it comes to the Mercy Ship. It’s interesting to me that after being off of the ship for four months, I’m finally seeing some effects from the ship on my life right now.
For example, during the summer I had several appointments (dentist, doctor, etc.). Before the ship I was very intimidated when scheduling appointments for myself, but this past summer I was told multiple times by the friendly women at the front desks, “Wow, you’re only 18? You are a very mature young lady.” Of course, comments like these warmed my whole body and left me smiling the rest of the day : )
When it comes to college life, I guess you could say that I am by no means a normal freshman: I enjoy walking to all my classes, where my roommates consider the mile walk to class WAYYY too long. I think my enjoyment of walking came from the mile long walk just to get to the end of the dock while in port at Tenerife. And when it comes to studying, I have actually really enjoyed learning! My brain was hungry to learn and I’m finally feeding it through books, lectures, and papers…which, to most people sounds like no fun at all. I was concerned that after a year off from school I would not want to go back. But as you can see, it’s just the opposite!
And when it comes to getting involved in clubs and activities, I have no problem going by myself. I realize that this isn’t normal for most people (especially girls), because my friends are always wanting somebody to go with them…EVERYWHERE!
Oh, and for my English paper, I’m writing it on “How To Eat A Mango”!
I’m sure I will continue to notice even more Mercy Ship effects as I continue to live out this awesome life God has planned for me!