today I received my third weekly special in the mail. “For better or worse I still will choose you first.” always.
it’s been 2 weeks since my move to DC. only 2 weeks..! it sure feels like ages (perhaps due to still not having a bed). I sent my signed internship agreement over to HRSA today. done deal. tomorrow is finally SPH’s orientation, and classes begin on Monday. I’m so ready. I need to up my pace and do. let it begin!
rewatched one of my favorite TED talks while cleaning out my bookmarks.
my twenty-fourth birthday began with really loud hammering noises at 1:30 am. it took me some time to fall back asleep but I had a good slumber nonetheless.
I woke up to attend 9 o’clock mass at St. Stephen. I woke up later than planned, so I ended up taking the bus instead of walking. I liked the mass. there was a good number of people, though I’m sure the number will grow once school begins. I also liked the music, the cantor (beautiful voice), and the overall procession. at today’s mass, the church had a guest priest, a missionary who works in Togo. he stressed the importance of giving (spiritual and material) and evangelizing. the latter topic isn’t too often discussed during homilies, so it was a new experience for me.
I was so blessed to have been born on this day to a wonderful family, and I had an abundant life ever since. I made a small contribution to the mission as a token of gratitude. It wasn’t much, but I really hope it will go a long way for my brothers and sisters in Togo.
그리도 다시 한 번 느낀다. 나는 참 복받았다. 멀리와 있어도 날 챙겨주는 사랑하는 사람들이 있으니. 문자, 연락, 선물, 카톡, 등등.. 정말 돈주고도 살수없는 행복감이다.