Stress. Oh stress. Welcome back my not so friend. How I haven't missed you!
I really haven't been stressed since finals because well I haven't been in school. If I could do without the homework and tests then I would LOVE college. Sadly, I hear that isn't a possibility. I am currently stressed because:
1. I have a to do list longer than the San Francisco bridge.
2. I have a standardized grammar test tomorrow (I am not all that good with grammar) that I have to make an 80 on. If this does not happen, I will have to drop the class for my major and I will not have enough hours to be considered a student. Yes, welcome to my fun life.
3. Tomorrow I also have my tour test, which will determine if I get to be a tour guide here at TCU which I so desperately want.
4. I have noticed that when I get real stressed my tooth starts to hurt. I have been to the dentist twice now because my tooth will randomly become very sensitive and/or throb. Guess what? Today it started again. Just in time.
Now, if there is one thing I know about God, it's that he always adds humor in life. Even at the most uncomfortable times there is humor. So I hope you get a laugh out of this!
Today after class, I head to Chick fil a and quickly realize that I don't have my phone. Then, I remember that I put it in my backpack. When I get to Chick fil a, there is a line. I decide to take my backpack off, and get my phone out. My backpack was pretty full, but I did not see it.
*if you know me, this is the point to where I began panicking
My phone is like my child. WHERE WAS IT? I took everything out of my backpack, in the floor at Chick fil a, and still could not find it. Well by this time it was my turn so I threw everything in there and ordered. I'm not actually sure if I spoke words because I don't really remember ordering, but I had food... I must have. After getting my food, I go outside to a table where I take everything out again. By this point I am thinking:
"What am I going to do?"
"I need someone to track it. Who can I call? Oh wait... I HAVE NO PHONE."
"WHERE IS MY PHONE?"
"WHY GOD WHY? TODAY OF ALL DAYS?"
And then there it was. Right in my computer's pocket. Just chilling. Basically laughing at me.
Hold on. If that wasn't enough for you... I have more.
Then I realize that the shuttle I am supposed to be catching is probably at the stop. I run to the stop just as the shuttle is taking off. Wonderful, right? Then I, for some odd reason, decided I can make it to the other stop on the opposite side of campus to get there in time. I run. With my backpack, food, and phone (thank goodness I found my phone). I then round the corner to see the shuttle driving off. Again. Joy to the world. Then as if I wasn't mad enough, my tooth started hurting out of the blue.
I then just start laughing. People were probably looking at me like, "Is he okay?" I was hot. I had all these things in my hands. I was laughing.
Oh how God makes us feel better, in the weirdest ways, when we are stressed. I ran the whole campus with a backpack and lost my phone, all for a good laugh. I kind of needed it! Thanks God.
Needles to say, after all that I came back and rested for a minute. I mean I had been through a circus. I guess that what God's way of saying, "Hey Cade. Take a second please." So I did. I then felt much better and started studying.
God, you work in myserteous ways, but I am so thankful!
Please please please think of me tomorrow. I have lots of mixed emotions, but I know that God has a plan for me. Next time something like this happens to you, remember that God may be trying to talk to you! When you finally stop to listen... be thankful!
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!