Sunday, January 23, 2011

Past, present and future

It's been slightly more than a year since I wrote about my sister's departure back to Adelaide, which symbolized the responsibilities she'll have to bear with in preparation to joining the workforce. And now, it's my turn to stand at the same spotlight and embrace the unforeseen pathways that will soon unfold.

Picture credited to Brighten the path

Don't get me wrong, but I do anticipate a fun filled 2011 year. There's so many things to look forward to such as:

1. decorating my new apartment. College life wasn't exactly spacious to begin with as most of the common facilities (ie kitchen and bathroom) had to be shared. In addition to the already limited storing space available, there are a few messy mates who tend to make the common area a living nightmare for others. I am finally able to display my stuff without having to worry about theft cases:)

Picture credited to Bedroom wallpaper ideas

2. new mix and match clothing inspirations! Although I am not obsessed with fashion trends, I do like to browse through lookbooks and gain new ideas on different ways of wearing an outfit. Currently, I'm addicted to Chriselle Lim, an American Korean celebrity fashion stylist and founder of a fashion production company based in LA. Imagine the bliss of waking up to Valentino, YSL, LV, lanvin etc etc everyday!!

Picture credited to Chriselle Lim

3. Prom!! The much awaited event after suffering throughout those gruesome, dreadful years of studying! Would definitely be a memorable night filled with laughter and camwhoring sessions with fantastic companions as we partayy until midnight (or later?)xD

Picture credited to Deco

Now for some agonizing news flash. Arriving in Adelaide would indicate the need for me to step up and be more consultation-able in order to extract accurate information from patients. This means that I would also need to be better equipped with the necessary knowledge for the sake of impressing preceptors otherwise I can kiss my job applications sayonara.

On the other hand, I will have unfulfilled food/shopping cravings which cannot be cured unless I return home:( I did collect numerous recipes to occupy the void in me but am fearful on failing to produce replicas of my favourite delicacies. As for the shopping part, nothing much can be said unless some kind soul out there wants to sponsor my flight tickets:) the day draws nearer, I am constantly flooded with emotions be it happy or sad. From my last bible study, I've learnt that we need to have persevering faith in God as He has plans for us. Judah's King Ahaz did not listen God after God reassured him of protection against the attacking Israel and Syria.

Instead, he chose to seek alliance with Assyria and implemented false idols. King Hezekiah became ruler of Judah after the death of King Ahaz. Faced with Assyria's plot to take over Judah, Hezekiah turned to God and God helped him! Within a night, more than 100k soldiers died of disease and Assyria's King was killed by his own sons. All this happened before Assyria could even lay a finger on Judah!

So yes, although it is difficult to place full trust on God, we need to! Only He can help us in our troubled moments, be it a sign or through your dreams:)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you
~Deuteronomy 31:6

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