November was an emotional month for me. At the beginning and middle, it was filled with a lot of highs and celebrations but towards the end I was met with challenges and things I hadn’t addressed in a long time or even at all.
Kellie and Doug’s Wedding: It was beautiful and I wrote an entire separate blog post on it.
Nursing Pinning Ceremony: My last pinning ceremony was on the same day as Kellie’s wedding, so I drove down to cville with my parents went to the ceremony and drove straight back to the wedding. It was wild, but God came in clutch with limited traffic.
Spring Break Trip Sign Ups: Every year my fellowship has sign ups for spring break trips. They are early in the morning, people wait in line for two hours beforehand, and it gets a little crazy. I had only been in this line my first year since someone stood in line for me my second year and I went to Cinncinati to visit my sister my third year. And since my first year, it has gotten even more intense. A lot of people wanted to go international this year and with limited spots tension was at an all time high. No one knows where the line is going to start beforehand so we were all waiting anxiously. I prayed God would give me peace over whatever outcome going into it though and by God’s grace I somehow ended up at the front of the line for international trips. I didn’t have to push anyone or fight my way to the front I was just in the right place at the right time… and I am excited to say I will be going to North Africa for Spring break.
Ichthus Friendsgiving/UDC show: Fourth years had a potluck friendsgiving and it was nice to be able to share a meal with my class. I also got to see one of my best friends dance on stage for the first time. She killed it.
Dive Deep: One of my best friends and fellow core group member my first year got baptized!! It was such a joyous occasion.
Nugs and Kpop: My little sister in the fellowship had her 21st birthday and it was nugget themed. 10/10 would recommend. We also became co-managers of a kpop group as well and took a picture of a lot of the Koreans in the fellowship. I had never felt more proud of being Korean in my life. It was so surreal to see how diverse the fellowship had become since coming in my first year.
Hayley’s Birthday: My best friend turned 22! And we celebrated with banana bread, red wine, flowers, posters, and getting rid of all of the Christmas decorations in the house because she doesn’t like having stuff up before thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving: My whole immediate family came together and as usual my brother made most of the food. I talked about giving-a-year and they were surprisingly receptive to it. My brother even said the place I was leaning towards in the middle easy might be safer than where I am going for spring break which is where my sister preferred me to go. I guess I will find out soon enough though.
Balayage: I got my hair dyed for the first time over thanksgiving break and it turned out amazing! I am so happy with the way it looks and am so glad I just went for it. It’s just hair, and now I can wear black clothes.
Talking about race: Race came up a lot in my conversations this past month and I’ve started to piece together how it affects the way I interact with people as well as how I perceive romantic relationships. Spoiler: It impacts it negatively.
LOTL: I went to my last LOTL with my core group family and it was as magical as it was every year. The music wasn’t the best, but the light show was for sure the most intricate of them all. I am glad I got to see it in person one last time.