Tag - Christmas Break

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New Vlog Resolutions
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A Funny Story of Delayed Planes and Too Much Waiting
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Top 5 things I learned living in the UK
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A Look Back On My Break
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Resolution vs. Solution
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My New Year Resolutions
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2016: A Year of Digging Deeper
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Fo Shizzle Winter Break Update, Yo!
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It’s OK To Feel Down Sometimes
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Fall Semester Is Almost Over 📚

A Funny Story of Delayed Planes and Too Much Waiting

If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you might have seen my first blog in 2016. I never found out why I got so lucky last year, but now I ask myself how it could backfire on me so badly this year. It is probably the worst start I could ever have in a year so that it almost seems ironic that at the same time last year I enjoyed the nice comfort of the first class. I highly recommend reading the blog from last year, so you can feel my pain! But before you get a[…]

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Top 5 things I learned living in the UK

Now that it is Christmas Break, I have gotten to reflect a lot on this past semester. Living abroad has taught me a lot of different things. When you are traveling through countries, you get a small taste for what that culture is like, but when you live somewhere you truly understand the culture and how different it is to your own. So here are the top 5 things I learned while living in England. 1. Brits love their tea. Like seriously. I have never seen so many people obsessed with one thing. They have it in the morning, after[…]

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A Look Back On My Break

Hey friends! So this week concludes the first week of classes of second semester here at MNU.  Personally, I am not fully recovered from Winter Break.  It is a strange feeling because I was ready to come back to school.  Being a young adult and going back home is kind of weird.  My mom still wanted to know where I was going, who I was with, and when I would be home.  It really did not make me angry.  It was just kind of inconvenient because living here on campus, you get use to not having to tell anyone any[…]

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Resolution vs. Solution

I have always had an issue with the concept of resolutions. Especially around New Years time because it all seems too overdone. No one is expected to really follow through on theirs and it seems to have become a cultural joke. When I used to make resolutions I always found myself becoming increasingly depressed as I failed at my resolutions and constantly had to start over and fail again. I’m not sure if this is a personal problem or something common but in either case it raises an issue. Are resolutions worth making if it’s just going to depress me[…]

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My New Year Resolutions

Hey friends!  It is five days into the new year and I have been doing some thinking.  Looking back, last year was not necessarily the best year of my life.  It was actually pretty rough on me.  Through all that, I have grown to be the person I am now and I think I have handled this past year very well. I have grown a lot from all of the trials I faced.  I made amazing new friends and strengthened the relationships of friends I already had. I want to continue growing and becoming the person God wants to be[…]

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2016: A Year of Digging Deeper

At the beginning of every year, I ask God to reveal a word for me to focus on throughout the year. I spent hours praying for a word for 2016, but wasn’t feeling a decisive “yes” from God to any of the words that popped in my head. As I was worshipping at church tonight, it was clearly revealed to me that my word for the year should be “deeper.” In 2015, a lot was brought to my attention about my relationship with God. Growing up, my Christian friends and mentors would always talk about having a “personal relationship with Jesus[…]

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Fo Shizzle Winter Break Update, Yo!

I kicked off winter break with STAR WARS!!!!! I was insanely excited. I went with Gabe, Josh, Quinn, and Kory to the B&B Theater in Overland Park (My current favorite movie theater) and we sat on the second row of their huge theater. Every few minutes before the movie started I would turn to one of them and excitedly whisper “STAR WARS!” probably driving them nuts, but they still talk to me so it’s cool.   I asked Josh to take a picture of Quinn and I in front of the Star Wars poster sign thing and ended up with[…]

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It’s OK To Feel Down Sometimes

Hey friends! So I wanted to talk about this during mental health awareness week but I obviously missed that chance, but I think that I can tie the subject in pretty well to this upcoming week. “But Isaac!  What are you even talking about?!” I’m glad you asked!  I am talking about depression. “But Isaac!  How does this subject tie into this upcoming week?!” Ok, calm down I’ll tell you. Finals week is stressful.  For some people, probably more than you think, it is a make it or break it time.  For some people, these tests are a matter of[…]

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Fall Semester Is Almost Over 📚

There are only two weeks left of our fall semester. We call this period of the semester “crunch time.” This is where a lot of students are trying to do anything and everything to get their letter grade from a B to an A; or for those students struggling to pass that tough class, with a C or better. This is when, students start asking their professors for extra credit, or if there is anything else they can do to get their grade up. A biology professor of mine, ounce said . . . “Why would I trust and spend my hard earned[…]

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