In approximately eight months, I’ll likely join the billions of people working 9-5 (ish) jobs. I’ll collapse on the couch when I get home from the office. I’ll solely look forward to Fridays. I’ll talk too much with my coworkers about the “amazing” lunch I packed. And I’ll completely forget about my dreams because I’ll be spending my days in a lonely cubicle and spending my nights recovering from the workday. That's why I'm so scared about graduating from college.
I know I’m not the only one who struggles with swimsuit season—whether it’s figuring out how modesty is involved, picking a swimsuit that's cute and trendy, or determining who we’re trying to impress—the hot lifeguard or our great aunt. With that being said, perhaps you can relate some of the fears I’ve experienced pre- and post-swimsuit season.
My excitement about going home for spring break turned into nervousness about the unknown for the rest of the semester. I hate the unknown. That’s why I’m most concerned about the coronavirus. Because I don't know when I can resume my normal life again.
We all struggle to find our identity in Christ alone. We all want to find our value in something we achieve, and we want others to notice our achievements. But Christ notices us—even without our achievements.
Courage is more common than we think. Every single day, we are faced with opportunities to be strong and courageous…or to fearfully back down. I often choose to fearfully back down. I could try to complicate the reasons why I do this, or I could admit that I’m simply terrified and unwilling to trust my Savior...
I stared at the blank screen as I pondered ideas for a new article.
I could write about time management, I thought. Or maybe handling stress? Nah, I don’t feel like it…
I was experiencing a bad case of writer’s block, but that wasn’t what was really bothering me. Though writer’s block can cause plenty of frustration and uneasiness, that is probably not the biggest fear that we face as writers.
I include it in the list of lesser fears, as well as these...
I’ve been wrestling with questions about my future lately (which is common for me). What if I should change my major? How many years should it take to finish college? Where will I work after college ends? What if I don’t get the career I want? How long will it take for me to get married and have kids?
Of course, I have my life figured out in my head...
I said goodbye to my youth pastor yesterday. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known him for a few years, it was still so hard. I tried to hold back tears as I thought about him leaving. And I don’t even cry at funerals. I drove away from our church pondering the reality that... Continue Reading →
Not too long ago, I was a homeschooler. I know all about the homeschool lingo—in fact, I lived it every day! I know all about homeschool co-ops, tutorials, and “independent work.” I have no idea what public school is like. I’ve never ridden a public-school bus, eaten lunch in a public-school cafeteria, or heard the... Continue Reading →
Today is a day of celebration. I published my first blog post exactly 1 year and 352 days ago, and I have officially written 102 blog posts. I should be enthusiastic and excited about the future. And I am. But I’m also unsure. I feel unsure about my blogging future because I'm not sure if blogging... Continue Reading →
We’re going to play a little guessing game today. I’m going to describe a certain characteristic of myself, and you get to guess what it is. (*Cheers semi-enthusiastically*) Here goes… I’m a great listener. (Actually, I only appear to be a great listener. I’m honestly an awful listener, but I rarely say anything in a... Continue Reading →
I said goodbye to my piano teacher today. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known her for a few years, it was still really hard. I drove away from her house pondering the reality that I may never see her again. Are goodbyes supposed to be this hard? Thankfully, I haven’t had to endure... Continue Reading →
In my short life, I have identified (and experienced) three different kinds of fear.1 Rational Fear: This is a fear that’s totally normal and acceptable. For instance, a fear of crocodiles is rational. They have the power to eat people alive, so it’s okay to be afraid of them. Because of this fear, you probably... Continue Reading →
Even though it’s untraditional to celebrate a 51st anniversary, I’m gonna do it anyway. This is my 51st post on Tizzie’s Tidbits, so I thought I should make this one super important. I want to let you in on a little secret: I am a hypocrite. That’s right. You read that. I typed that. I don’t... Continue Reading →
In the world, we are bombarded with messages that tell us who we should be. The world tells us what it thinks is okay and not okay… And we listen. Christians listen. This Christian listens. But the listening needs to stop. We need to turn away from what the world tells us to be. In... Continue Reading →