Today marks the last Monday of my first year of college. Can I just take a moment to say WOW. I know it is beyond cliche to say this, but these two semesters have literally flown by. It seems like just last week I was moving into my very first dorm room and meeting my roommate for the first time. And today she moved out.
I now sit in a half empty room, remembering all of the awesome times that have passed in our little corner of the world. I am feeling such a weird combination of trying to hold onto everything that has happened in these past months, while also looking forward to the joys that will come this summer. I am such a people person, and it really hurts to have to let go of my closest friends, even if it is just for a little while. My roomie and I have had some truly great memories this year, and I am so thankful for her. I am really thankful for everything that has happened this year. I have been challenged more this year than at any other period of my life, and I have experienced joys that I didn't think possible.
College is a wonder. It is challenging, freeing, eyeopening, complicated, exciting...unlike anything I have ever experienced before. Back in High School I always noticed how much people that went to college had changed when they returned, but I never thought that would happen to me. I thought I knew who I was in High School, but if I have learned anything in the past months it is that I don't know who I am at all. And I have learned that it is okay. It is actually good. I don't need to know everything right now.
In just a few days I will be finishing up my finals and heading off to camp, where I will spend the next 8 weeks living in a tent and discipling teenagers. It is going to be awesome.
|Let the Summer Adventures begin.|