“it’s okay, not to be okay”

Even though American Idol is going downhill, I still watch it. I think it is the only avenue some people will ever get out there. Without American Idol, we would never have heard of Melinda Doolittle!!It is not only the winner who benefits, it is usually the top 10 or 12. It all depends on what you do after your AI stint. There are many contestants who never won but they are doing awesome, shout out to Chris Daughtry and Clay Aiken! and why am I talking about AI? because of the Jessie J’s song that Angie sang this week: “It’s okay, not to be okay” That is a line in the song, the song is titled “Who you are”. This week was the worst week in my academic life. I have been studying my Masters for the last many years and this is my last semester. I did my comprehensive exams about a month ago and had to repeat two other papers. The professor let me know that I did not pass my statistics paper and I will have to repeat the whole comprehensive exam in October. I just burst out crying because that meant I will not be graduating this May. What scares me is that what if I do not pass it in October? But I have to believe, I have to trust that it will be okay. I have to study hard. I have to believe because God is sovereign and He is in control! I hope you have an awesome weekend! Keep the faith. “It’s okay, not to be okay”

Butterflies for Maddie!

048Butterflies for Maddie is a 5K race in honor of Maddie Morgan who passed away at the age of 6. You can read more about her/the foundation here. I had been thinking about going for this race but was debating about the drive. But after the happenings of last week, I registered for it. I have been running some after the half, but not seriously, and I thought to myself, well, it is only 3.1 miles.
Saturday morning, woke up early because it was going to be a long ride and did not want to get lost and miss the race. I arrived 30 minutes before the start time which was great! Picked up my T-shirt and sat in the car and waited. The race was a small race and it had lots of younger folks which was great. It also felt like a family race, all the folks knew each. Many of the kids had butterfly wings on their backs, didn’t take a picture because I did not want to post pictures of kids. It was pretty neat! Many of the volunteers were young, I suspect that these were Maddie’s friends, classmates etc
The course was pretty challenging, there were many hills (the downhills helped) but it did not help that the race ended up the hill. I was pretty excited to reach the finish line before 30 minutes had elapsed! I think this race is a keeper. I like races that have a great cause and it was awesome to get a technical T-shirt!
Keep looking up friends, God is in control and may His peace be with you always!