Yeah, I'm not really paranoid about it. I just don't enjoy it nor think it's productive. But yeah, that is true. You could be planting seeds. It might just be me, but being around people definitely didn't help me! I'm one of those people that needs to step back and take a breather from people or else I get exhausted. It probably helped me more when I took time away from school. That's when I felt more refreshed away from people at the University and of course the actual classes.
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I agree, some testing can be good, and I don't mean we have to avoid it by all means. We're supposed to be in the world but not of it, and God produces discipline in our lives and our beliefs through testing. But I guess my main point was that it can be tougher and be more trying for some then for others. I've certainly had some portions of my life tested, but it hasn't all been positive as far as what grew me in godliness. Not to say I've dropped into the deep end, just that some stuff I've been fed hasn't been useful in any way, shape, or form. Honestly, I probably would have done better either working full time and not attending such a secular university, or going to a private university. But I'm sure God has moved through the hard times with me in ways I can't necessarily see right now. That is just my personal experience with college thus far. So yeah, I basically agree with you: there can be good things that come through difficult questions or different belief systems challenging yours, and we can even bring some people to Christ through our example, but perhaps a secular university isn't always the best for ALL Christian women. Part of it might have been because I struggled with depression through parts of my previous semesters, but the atmosphere was also meh. My semester is going quite dandy thus far, though. 15 hours, so not too bad. How many hours are you taking?
My best friend is a photographer, and she goes to a church with lots of other photographers. They will assign different people to be the "photographer" at all the different events. And they'll only pay her like $20 for her time. It makes me mad. You obviously know that a photographer has more work to do than just snapping pictures at a shoot. After everyone else goes home she or he has to edit all of those pics. Auugh!! It makes me mad. haha
I'm such a photography snob now, from spending time with Elyse, and researching on my own time, but I can't take decent pictures. It drives me crazy cause it means I'm a snob with no good excuse for my snobbish ways.