You know how my last few posts have been about how God is in control and how He can do more than we can ever ask or imagine? Well, He did exactly that. I definitely never saw this one coming…
I’m moving to Paragould, Arkansas! Yes, you read that right. I have a thick, southern drawl whenever I say that…even in my head. (It’s just the way the words are structured, you know?) I’ll have to admit that when it first came up I wasn’t too sure about it, but now that it’s final, I’m starting to get excited about it. Big changes are always a scary thing, but I’m trying to go into this one with an open mind and open heart. You’re probably wondering how in the world that even happened. Well, I’ll tell you.
I’m not going to go into too much detail, but suffice it to say that there was a horrible mix-up in my financial aid at Freed. With this problem, I was looking at coming out of school with way more loans, including several personal loans, than I had originally planned. That was not acceptable to me, so I started looking into options. I wanted to stick with a Christian college, so I looked into Harding, Lipscomb, and even Faulkner. All were going to be about the same amount in cost. Until finally I looked into Crowley’s Ridge College(CRC). It’s a smaller school(waaaaaaaay smaller), but it’s a fraction of the cost! When things really started to look like they weren’t going to work out at Freed, I gave CRC a call. Everyone was so nice and helpful! When I finally decided to go ahead with the transfer, it was so smooth it was a little ridiculous. I’ll be moving in with my sweet and sassy Grandma in a little over a week and I’ll have about a week and a half to get settled before my classes start. I’m a little bummed neither of my brothers will be living nearby, but at least I can visit on weekends! I’ll be commuting, but campus is only a 5-7 minute drive away. Because the school is so small, I’ll have more one-on-one time with my teachers. I was also really impressed with how many events the staff and faculty have planned for the students. And one of my favorite things about this move: the community center in town has an indoor pool! So I can start swimming again! This move is already overflowing with blessings!
I believe the Lord was behind all of this. I had a choice to make, but I feel like I was definitely gently shoved in a certain direction. I wonder why the Lord decided to relocate me again. I have no idea why. I may never find out why. I do, however, have a feeling that great things are about to happen. There was so much going on at the same and it’s been a tough summer, but I’m ready for whatever it is that the Lord has planned for me next!