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