I was working on a form for my study abroad application, and I came across a release agreement. Because I’m a details type of person, and especially in light of this past year, I decided to read through and see exactly what it was I was signing up for, and I found a line that caught my eye, and almost made me chuckle:
“George Mason University…will not be responsible for any delay or failure in performance resulting from any cause beyond their control, including without limitation: war, strikes or labor disputes, civil disturbances, fires, natural disasters, and Acts of God.”
Acts of God. I’m not really sure what they’re saying would or wouldn’t be an Act of God, but I remember my determination to get to Japan, even after the earthquake hit. I thought that it would take an Act of God to keep me here. Now, after seeing how far my determination got me, I go forward with humility, realizing that I’m gonna need an Act of God to get me there.