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Monday, August 22, 2011

Priority: People.

Well, today was the first day of school... the first day of my last semester of college... Man, It seems to have gone by so fast! Granted, I am graduating early, still... it seems like it was just yesterday that i was packing up to head off to college for the first time.  I have had alot of hard times at college and alot of really amazing times.  I've spent countless hours fighting conformity and even more hours laughing and doing crazy things with my friends.  There is one thread that wraps around and through the heart of my college career... and that is relationships.  Every great memory and hard fight; every laugh and every tear; every success and every failure; EVERYTHING has had something to do with relationships.  I find it equally as interesting that any kind of "trouble" I have been in has been due to my relationships.  Ones I wasn't "supposed to have" or ones that cause my "loyalties" to be in the wrong place or ones that have no depth.  I'm such a relational person at my core.  I can't do like the rest of the world and focus on the task and forget the people.  I just don't work that way! I'm sure as I go into the "real world"... which is in quotations because college life is just as hard trust me... anyways as I go out into the world I'm sure my relational heart probably will get me in more trouble.  I gotta say though... It's something I delight in being punished for!  If  the rest of the world wants to tell me I'm wrong for loving who I love or giving all of me into someone or even putting people before the job itself... then so be it! It is a passion that I will never forsake and never change! So bring on the punishment! I refuse to change.

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