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So… What Now? – My Journey
College

So… What Now?

Hello Word! It that time of the year when everything is due, and all of the extra time you thought you had is gone. Yesterday, I found myself registering for yet another semester of college classes. At this point in my life, I feel as though everything is in super-fast motion. I am 20 years old and am theoretically going to be graduating in December! How does this happen? For the most part, I am excited, but the other half of me is upset. My parents have always supported me and encouraged me in my academics, and so after taking dual enrolment classes in high school, I now find myself ahead of the game. There are several benefits to this, but right now I feel overwhelmed with the fact that my life was somewhat rushed. Today is CFAW at Liberty, which is when high school kids get to visit Liberty University for the weekend and attend college classes, and I see all of the excited people eager to start their college adventure. That was me only two years ago, and now it’s about to be over? How? College is a time to explore who you want to be and what you want to do, as well as make life-long friends. Therefore, I almost feel like I am missing out on several opportunities. However, I also believe that I cannot complain. Here at Liberty, I have made so many wonderful experiences that have led me to where I am today. For example, this summer I will be able to be an intern in Washington D.C! How amazing is that? I also understand that by graduating early, I will have the opportunity to save money and began an incredible career. But what happens when I graduate? Find a job? Get married? Continue my education? There are so many possibilities! Many people have asked me what I want to do when I graduate, and the answer is I genuinely don’t know. I am only 20 years old and am now in the position where I have to decide exactly where and what I want to do with my career choice, or if I want to change or continue with the path I am on. So, what am I to do? Join the workforce where most people will not want to hire such a young person? To calm my nerves and try to answer my own questions I have been turning to the word of God. Several scriptures have stood out to me, and I would like to share a few of them with you. The first scripture states, “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, ESV). I must understand that God has a plan for my life and that I am not in control. Jesus often used young people to do big things in the Bible, and I must not be afraid to let God use me to do big things for His Glory. The next scripture I found states, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end, you will be counted among the wise” (Proverbs 19:20-21, NIV).” My goal is to learn as much as I can and never yield to the idea that I no longer need advice. Therefore, as an example, I am planning on meeting with a professor next week to discuss how I can use my degree and what my options would be if I decide to continue my education now or later. It is important to keep an open mind because you never know what door God will open if you are willing to listen to Him. I understand that the only reason I am where I am is because of God. I must understand that the Lord has brought me this far and that He will not abandon me. Lastly, I want to mention one more scripture that states, “Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14, ESV).  I have this scripture on the inside of my senior ring from high school, and I refer to it every day. My goal is to show and share the Love of Christ with everyone that I meet, and through everything that I do. While I do not know what my future hold, God does, I will trust that the Lord will show me the way and that through Him I will be able to share His love with others. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below! I will do my best to answer them. Have a wonderful day!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Audra Weatherly and I am super excited to share my life journey with you. Here you will find how the struggle can be real, how to survive college, relationships, and all things me. You will learn my favorite catchphrase “#cries4days” and how I make it in my life’s great adventure! I encourage everyone to share their stories and come with me on my great journey through life.

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