The time has come

Until next time, summer.

As I start to pack up for Providence on Sunday, holy 

WOW, is about all I can think to say...

and, it's not because of the sheer massive, bulk of

stuff

 college kids seem to be masters at collecting.

But it's when I pack a handmade paper-covered pen, that I catch myself and think "Hey...I bought that in Venice...

Veeeniiicccee, I t a l y

...like over in Europe, with Euros, speaking Italian...Wow".

Or, when I pack a few rings, bracelets and tops, that I think over the course of the summer how happy and joyful, I was to have a job finally towards my interests.

I've had one

extraordinary

su

mmer.

One that I am so thankful for and that has shown me the certainty, that when 

my

initial plans, ideas, & wishes fall through, that

there is a

better, more fitting, and higher

plan for my life at that time.

My all time favorite verse that has stuck with me and helped me through many tough times, proved more that true to me this year.

"For

I know

the plans

I have

for you, says The Lord. 

They are plans for good and not for disaster, to

give you a future

and a hope. 

In those days

when you pray, I will listen

. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." 

Jeremiah 29:11

So, as I still pack my things and continue to talk to myself in awe while doing so, I keep in mind my favorite verse and how

true

 it is. 

-Alex

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