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.