It hasn’t even been a month, and yet it has felt like a year! So much happens in the first few weeks of college, it’s insane! I already have tests this next week! And yet, I’m sitting in KC’s Coffeehouse hanging out with friends as I write this. (I will study, I promise.)
These pasts few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. College life has been exciting, fun, and at times even nerve-wrecking. But I have also missed home, my parents, and my church family in Mt. Juliet. With my personality type, meeting new people can be exciting but also draining. I have been meeting a LOT of new people. I’m pretty sure I meet someone new every day.
My classes have been interesting for the most part. Most of my teachers have an interesting sense of humor, especially my music, macroeconomics, and history teachers. I’m pretty sure most of the students don’t appreciate that enough. Considering I had one teacher(my mom:) throughout all my school years, how my teachers interact with the students makes a difference to me. I’m really thankful that pretty much all of them are willing to work with the students regarding assignments. I feel like I wrote a lot of much in this paragraph. We just got done with Chorale retreat, so I’m really tired and my brain is fuzzy. Bear with me.
Speaking of Chorale…we had our retreat/workshop this weekend. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have had so far! My legs are killing me and I’m pretty sure my back will be too by the end of the night from all the standing. There are awesome people in our group and I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of them better over this next year.
I can tell over the next few weeks, months, even up to the time I graduate, I’m going to have to take a step back and remind myself of why I’m here. It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s very easy to get caught up in the panicky feeling you get when you have a test in the next few days. It’s very easy to get caught up in the warm, fuzzy feeling when you’re hanging out with friends. But I’m here on a mission. I’m here to fulfill a dream. While I will be eternally grateful for all of my experiences and friendships here at FHU, getting my degree is just a step in fulfilling that dream. I will not lose sight of that dream.