Hello everyone! I don't know if I've mentioned it on the blog at all, but the last couple of weeks (well, really, months, but in particular the last two weeks) have been pretty crazy for me. First, school is always crazy. I don't know where I got the idea that these eight-week courses wouldn't be too tough--they are a lot more intensive than I had ever expected. Not that that's a bad thing. I enjoy being challenged and I am the kind of gal who always needs something to do, so in a way, I really like it. Then then over the past couple of months, something new was added to my plate--my impending confirmation. I'm not sure how many churches do it, but in the church that I am a member of, in order to become a communicant member, a person has to take an instruction class and learn the key doctrines of the Christian religion (think along the lines of the 10 commandments, Law and Gospel, baptism, etc.). It involves a huge amount of memorization, and in the end, a public examination and confirmation of faith in front of the congregation.
When I was little and my grandpa was the pastor, I honestly thought that this was the most terrifying thing ever, and I couldn't imagine myself ever going through it. And yet...this past week, I actually did it, and (surprise!) I survived, after a crazy amount of studying and making myself almost sick with stress and unnecessary worry. And it was an incredible experience. My class and I (it was an unusually large class of 11 people) were all a lot older than the age when most are confirmed, and after waiting for so long and working so hard, it was rewarding, among other things. I know I am strengthened in my faith because of it, and I'm just overwhelmingly happy to be confirmed and to be able to take the Lord's Supper.
I know I don't really talk much about my personal life on the blog, aside from the occasional tidbits about school, and I think it's something I should start doing more often. Not overloading you with stories about my day-to-day life (though a little bit of that), but talking to ya'll about what's important to me. Like this. :) I love when bloggers do this, and so I want to do it a bit too.
Anyway...if you made it to the end of this post, first, congratulations (it seems really long to me!), and second, I want to ask your opinion about something. This new, more confident me is thinking about doing a vlog. Would any of you be interested in seeing one? What would you like me to talk about? Let me know in the comment section below or in an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'd love to hear your thoughts!