Archive for July, 2006

No More Chocolate


As many of you know, I can no longer eat chocolate…at least until October 5th. See…at our last Moscow Mission Team meeting Jeremy (our leader) encouraged us to give up a favorite food of ours from then until our trip. At first I selected cheese, probably because I had a huge piece of chocolate cheesecake in front of me. Then I realized that without cheese, Justin would starve (since that and bread is all he eats haha). So I switched to chocolate. The point behind this is that everytime you crave that food you should pray about the trip instead. Let me tell you…I’ve been doing a lot of praying haha. All kidding aside, it really works! The first couple of weeks haven’t been so bad but now it’s getting harder with each day and temptation. Yesterday my boss brought in assorted Krispy Kreme donuts. Of course most of them were chocolate covered, but I was good. I chose a jelly donut instead and said a prayer. There have been times when I’m tempted to say, “just one bite won’t hurt” but then I say no and it helps me to pray more. I know that most of you aren’t on your way to a foreign country for a mission trip but I encourage you too to give a favorite food up. If you want we can do it together from now until my trip or your own time line. You can choose your own prayer basis, maybe you would like to support our mission team in that way. Maybe you have your own personal issues you would like to pray about. You can never say enough prayers. Let me know if you’d like to join me.

Diving right in


Although I wish I was talking about a swimming pool at this particular time…haha I’m actually talking about what I’ve gotten myself into. Starting this Fall I will be a full time Graduate Student here at GWU. I’ve decided to pursue my MBA (no jokes please haha) with an emphasis in Health Management. I’m hoping that it will help me to find a career somewhere in a Hospital or a Medical Office of some sort. I should complete my degree by August of 2008. The best news about it is, it’s absolutely free to me…Well as Dr. Negbenebor always says, “Nothing is free…Opportunity Cost”. I will be signing away my life for the next 4 years in order for this to happen. I have to work here while I’m in school and 2 years afterwards. I figure I’ve been here fulltime for 4, what’s 4 more? haha Hopefully it won’t be too long. Pray for me and pray for Justin because he will have to deal with my many tantrums hehe. I’m nervous about taking the GMAT now ($250 test). Please make checks out to…. just kidding. That is the only thing I will have to pay for and I have until January-ish to take the test. I’m nervous about going back to school and trying to do it full time while working but I know that God has a plan for me and that I can do it if I just try. My friend Cary that I work with is in the program too so we will get through it together.
So….what do you think?