Almost two weeks ago, I packed up my over-abundance of shoes and clothes and moved 25 minutes back down the road to Harding University.
People often ask me what it’s like to be that close to home when I’m at college. To be quite honest, it’s the best of both worlds. I’m experiencing my own little college world here on campus, but my loving family and a free-of-charge washing machine is just a hop down the road. I’m thankful for that.
I moved back into Armstrong Hall, a place that I didn’t even want to live my freshman year. Yes, that’s right. On my housing preference form, I listed that I wanted to live in Keller Hall. HA! That just proves that what you want isn’t always what’s best for you. I’m starting junior year back here in Armstrong Hall as a resident assistant, and frankly, it’s the best job I’ve ever had.
In this stage of life, people always ask you what you want to do when you graduate college. For the longest, I’ve not really known a for-sure answer to that ever-present question. But as last school year wrapped up and I begin working with college students again (as an RA and in Student Publications), I’ve realized that the answer to that question is getting nearer. And I think it involves college students.
Today marks day three of classes, and despite their challenge, I think I’m really going to benefit from my classes this semester. I’m thankful to be back in a routine where I’m excited to learn and to know more.
It’s good to back in the saddle and starting my junior year here at Harding University.
I pray this school year brings knowledge, foresight and chicken nuggets. If I can get those three things, junior year will be another great one for the history books.