Thursday, May 3, 2012

Well, I'm Back

Last Tuesday marked my last day of my first year of college.  (Sorry for my lack of updates during that year... ;) )

I have grown SO much through that year - I don't even know where to begin.  I love how God has taken me, this small, timid girl on this journey from my first day of school, to my last day as a freshman.  My first day at school went smoother than I had ever expected.  And by my second day, I made a life-long friend.  I've gone through many ups and downs through this first year... insecurities, and victories.  My main concern was getting good grades so I could keep my scholarships - the only way I can go to a private Christian university.  That was the most scary thing about it.  But it really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

Looking back at my last post, anticipating college, I have to laugh.  Nervous?  What is there to be nervous about?  The faculty at my school are wonderful - caring, knowledgeable, professors.  Once I found all my classes, it was easy to find my way around the school, and I made it to every one of my classes on time.  The students there are wonderful too!  That was another concern I had.  Would I find any friends there?  Would I be accepted?  But I felt like I fit right in from the first day.  And I really think that God was watching over me, putting me in key places, sitting next to the right people in my classes.  The friendships I've made just by being at the right place at the right time have been just a huge blessing in my life.  And I hope that I have been a blessing to them.

What about classes, you ask?  Well, little homeschooled, determined me made sure that she did all her work on time, and did it well.  It got stressful sometimes, and there were times where I felt like giving up.  But I did it!  I was able to understand everything I was supposed to do, and I did it.  Probably my most stressful class was English Composition, because I felt like I was never done with my papers when I handed them in.  There was always something I could improve on.  While I never got a perfect grade on a paper, I am satisfied with my grades.

My major classes, while I only took two this year, were also a cause for stress.  I kept wondering if this was the right major for me, and if I was competent enough, had enough training in this area.  But by the end of the year, I really feel like I'm where God has called me to be.  And I really do enjoy my major.

So through all that, I can see how much I've progressed in every area of life.  I'm stepping out and doing things I never dreamed of doing before college.  This summer I'm going on a school trip to Europe with some other students and a professor from my school.  It'll be the farthest I've ever been from home, and the longest I've ever been away from my family. But it's something I felt a peace about doing.  I"m looking forward to seeing how God moves on this trip.

So that's a brief summary of my first year of college.  Hope you weren't too bored with my ramblings.  :)



Writer4Christ said...

FINALLY you're back on the world of blogging. You haven't posted in like ten months! No no, don't worry, I wasn't bored at all reading your post. :D
You need to write a before post and an after post about You-know-what(En,Ir, and Sc). That was your conscience, not me.

Kelsey (Zoe) said...

I'm so glad your first year of college went well! Mine was better than I ever imagined and I know I am right where God wants me. It's the best feeling ever!

So what are you studying?

Violinist4Christ said...

I'm so glad everything went well with your first year of college too, Zoe!! It IS a great feeling to know that you're exactly where God wants you.

I'm studying Graphic Design Print. What about you?