Most of this past week has been a lot about planning ahead for this school year and thinking about what goals I have for this year. I've begun the intensive work that I call Diversity, which has been mostly event planning for the past few weeks (and probably will be for a lot of the school year), I've started thinking about ways to help with the revamping process of the university newspaper along with some friends of mine, and I plan to stay involved in some kind of ministry with worship at the church I currently attend.
It's been a tiring and busy first week of school, but as far as I'm concerned, I'm very excited for what is going to happen this year! I'm excited for the students I'll be working with (particularly the Asian/Pacific Islander students), I'm excited for the ways that the other editors and I will be expanding the (totally online) newspaper, and I'm excited for the ways God is going to use me this year and the ways he'll push me out of my comfort zone.
With the Diversity Department, I've planned out so many events that I hope to make happen so that people can gather and not only be proud of the Asian/PI culture that they come from, but for others to learn about it as well.
With the newspaper, we'll be making a few changes to how it is run and the kinds of post that will be on the site. I have quite a few ideas to help improve my section, and I am also really excited to be able to apply the things I learned at the Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Convention I went to last year. If you'd like to take a look at the site, you can right here.
Finally, there is worship. I love the church that I'm currently going to, called Family Church. I go to the Signal Hill campus and I am so blessed to know the people that I know there and to be part of such an open and understanding community. I'm also blessed that God has allowed me to serve in ministry there, and I only hope to be used to the fullest. Even more than just that, I want to be open to whatever doors God may open for me to serve. Another goal for mine is to listen to the Holy Spirit no matter what. I've always had trouble with that because sometimes I'll feel like I need to do something that might make me look crazy, and this year I want to acknowledge and follow through with every single one of those requests in humility and confidence.
I'm expecting an intense and crazy year this year; I'd love if you followed along this journey with me. What do you say?
Chau for now, and God bless ♥