A week of studying before finals….and Nerf!

This pat week marks the end of the last regular week of the semester. This week will be a short one in preparation for finals next week. It’s super stressful! With that said, we made great use of this last week and did some de-stressing. That means Nerfing. It was a super fun event and I actually got some decent footage and I compiled into a simple video.

This past week has been pretty full, as usual. There’ve been several things that I’ve forgotten to do, spaced out on, or have been too busy to get to. It’s been kind of hectic, but somehow we manage to survive through it all. I’m very grateful for all of the amazing resources we have that help us along the way. From good professors, willing counselors, and even just solid friends and family. I don’t think there has been a time in my life where I’ve been so tired, but yet so satisfied (except for a mission, of course).

Something that has really struck me this past week has been learning more about the desegregation and rights movements in the United States in my American Heritage class. We watched a moving film about it and I felt strongly for the cause that so many people have fought for before. That people would be forced to face such hardships and trials through no doing of their own, solely based on their race and circumstance is just so wrong. It made me desire to serve more and to somehow help those people.

Also, in my biology class, we don’t learn much biology. But we do learn much about life in general. My professor had a bit of a personal moment when a day in class he told us that that day, a few years ago, he had one of his best and most likely students commit suicide. She had graduated, grown up, got married, and had two kids at the time. He was very emotional about it and said at the end of it all, and the end of the semester, all of this, it really doesn’t matter. Finals, grades, and it all doesn’t mean very much. What’s important is that we figure out what matters most, and work on that. If in the end, what truly matters is not in a right state, than everything else doesn’t matter much. He gave some moving thoughts on life and what he’s experienced and I don’t think there’s been a day where I’ve paid more attention in my Biology 100 class.

There’s so much that happens every week, but I’m learning to make the most of each day as it comes and to trust in the Lord. Which ever path He lays for me and has in store for me, is the path that I seek the most and must strive to do the best. I don’t know yet what that path is or entails, but it starts with every step we make today.

I love you and hope you have a great week,
Derrikk Sun

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