Reading Tolkien & Inspiration

As you can see in this post, I’ve had a lot of Tolkien on the brain lately. I finished reading both The Two Towers and The Return of the King in the past two weeks. Yesterday I went to the library and checked out The Hobbit and The Silmarillion.

The richness of the stories amazes me. This world is fantasy, but he’s put in far more thought to it than anything I’ve ever created in my life. Reading it inspires me to create something of my own. To do something of my own. Stories like his may not completely alter somebody’s life, but the ideas they contain provide encouragement. When I think of Bilbo Baggins traveling on a great quest, being thrown into it by the wizard Gandalf without any notice, and then him becoming wiser, feistier, and more courageous during his travels, yet still longing to return to the comfort of home, I see myself. None of us entered this world by our own choice or cognition, but as a Result or Caused by Something Else. And with this life, adventures and challenges often come unasked for.

What will you do with your adventure?

Jenny’s Decision & Stuff

Jenny has decided to take the ARD job on East Campus next semester. It’ll be sad to have her farther away (10/15 minutes), but she feels she can make a difference on that campus and be used there by God. がんばります!

I just finished up my Music Experience homework. I’ve got that class in half an hour, and after that, TGIF. (Note: Psalms says to praise God, why not praise him for making Fridays?)

I had a job interview yesterday. It went relatively well. I’ll hear back from them within the next week. I really hope I get the job because I feel like I could use my computer skills and also have a lot of room for learning and growth as well.

My dad got in a car accident yesterday. =( He’s okay, but I guess the car is damaged. My brother told me all of this on IM before my dad even made it home. I’ll probably call home tonight and see if everything’s going okay.

Later tonight is Nav Nite, and after that I’m heading out to good old Aurora to watch Two Towers con mis amigos to have a great time. W00T! Peace out.