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Summer, School and that comma in between

I am here to talk about the comma between summer and school. This is my least favorite time of the year. I get anxious and bored. SO BORED. I love school and schedules and order and homework and new ideas and new learning. However, summer gets old to me really fast. My boyfriend and I could switch each other’s lives right now and we would be so happy. He works an office job 5 days a week, goes to school 3 days a week, has an online class and me to bother him with silly nonsense of how bored I am because I have nothing todo and I work only on weekends. It is an ironic situation to us. Nevertheless, I have been so anxiously awaiting the beginning of the school year for months now. Summer ended about 3 weeks ago in my head. I have already tried and failed to get a head start on my books and homework for my next semester. I am sure most of you enjoyed summer to its full extent and could never understand the longing I feel for school days. That’s okay. I get it. Endless days of no plans and no rules is a beautiful dream. Only once in my life have I never wanted summer to end (for myself) and that was last summer. But last summer was such a fairytale. Anyways, I want to address the comma. In life there are lots of commas. Commas are the moment between a switch, a list, or a pause to think and reflect. A comma grammatically breaks up a sentence for a pause in order to create more fluidity in a sentence. This is not an easy idea for me. I like to rush from one place to the next, from one experience to the next, from summer to school. Well here’s the thing, I am regularly thrown into the commas of this world. I am forced into the phase between, which is my least favorite thing. I think God is trying to teach me something. Especially now. I was in Santa Cruz. I was in a beautiful scenery and surrounded by non Christians and crazy experiences. But God picked me up and placed me in my hometown and gave me a job 5 minutes from my school and put me 5 minutes away from my boyfriend and 10 minutes away from all my favorite places in Orange County. I start school in 2 weeks. These 2 weeks are going to be rough for me because I hate waiting. I loathe the commas of life. But it is time to reflect on how beautiful God is! He has given me a fresh start and molded me in so many ways. Although my boredom seems so non productive, I have become so close to Jesus in my discipline of reading. Never before have I daily read and spent time in God’s Word because I WANTED TO. Never before have I felt the strength to be bold because I had to CLING to Jesus when I was in Santa Cruz. Never before have I been in a place of peace and comfort about my next step in life. I am so blessed. So to those like me, who don’t understand waiting and being happy doing nothing, here’s my piece of advice: you don’t have to like it but at least appreciate that God provides breaks in your life to take a breath so that the fluidity of your life can continue on well.



2 thoughts on “Summer, School and that comma in between

  1. Hello!

    Blessings to you in the mighty name of our Dear Lord Jesus Christ.

    Please forgive me, for I know this is the most inappropriate means of connecting with you…but this is the avenue I could find.

    First of all, I want thank God for your life and the awesome work He is doing through you on thesaltcafe blog!

    To Him alone be all the GLORY!

    My name is Tim and I am the founder of the newly unveiled Christian Social Media/Community known as: Rhemalog

    If I may crave your indulgence, I will quickly like to intimate you on our purpose, goals and objectives.

    The name Rhemalog is a compound word, coined from both “Rhema” and “Log”.
    It means, putting into writing(Log), your encounters in the Word of God(Rhema).
    That is, sharing with the beloved, the things that God has shown unto you in His Word.

    Rhemalog was established by the leading of the Holy Spirit, as a platform to enrich and impact the body of Christ all over the World!

    You will agree with me that there is a lot of degradation going on.
    Abuse, spiritual contaminations, mental pollutions and attacks on our faith.

    All you need is to refresh your social-media pages long enough…then boom!
    There you have it, in your face!
    Wouldnt it be awesome to have a sanctified environment?

    A platform built solely for the Children of God.
    Devoid of negativity around us, but filled with inspirations, encouragements and above all, the WORD OF GOD!

    A breath of fresh air. Family friendly, conducive, loving and embracing.

    Your own family of fellow brethren, encouraging, building, cheering on and strengthening each other on a daily basis!

    This is our driving force.
    The clarion call that moved us to put Rhemalog in place.

    And this is our call to you: Would you like to join us?

    As one of the (Christian) thinkers and opinion-makers out there, logically, it is a no-brainer that we need you, especially since our main goal is to ensure that the people are well fed.

    We need your insightful thoughts. Inspirational ideas. Well written pieces. We need YOU!

    We need you, not only as a member, but also as an A-List contributor.

    And we already have all the tools required.

    – Personal Blogging feature
    – Video sharing
    – Community pages (think facebook pages)
    – Timelines and profiles
    – Pictures, etc

    Together, we can build one of the most vibrant and impact-full communities out there.

    Should you decide to join us now:

    – Your personal blog and info will be shared on our social media pages (with over 67,000 members)

    – As an early adopter, you will be a part of a huge and influential community at its infant stage.

    – Your community page will be featured, if you create one. Meaning, it will come up first in searches and views (with its own cute ribbon)

    – You can host all your youtube and vimeo videos, thereby increasing your viewer-ship and enhancing your reach.

    Well, “gold and silver” we have not.
    But can you help us be a blessing to the children of God out there?

    The address of the website is:

    rhemalog dot com (No need to create an unsolicited backlink!)

    It will be a huge honour and we will be waiting for you.

    The first step is to be registered. Duration of your submissions will be totally up to you. To keep up though, we would suggest you begin by sharing the links to your blog posts, later on, you can start doing reblogs or creating unique postings using our blog feature.

    However, in-between, we would love your quips, wits, quotes and words of wisdom, posted on your homepage timeline. We consider these to be quick tonic for the soul…snacks for those in hurried need of inspiration and motivations.

    Whichever option you choose, we cannot wait to have a drink from the fountain of your God-given wisdom.

    Thanks and may God continually keep His face shining on you.

    Yours in Christ,

    Tim (Rhemalog Community)


    1. Thank you for the interest, however I already have a lot on my plate and am not interested in starting anything new right now! Thank you and God bless His Journey for you through Rhemalog!


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