Too bad it’s not a Thursday, right? “Remember” is a perfect #tbt, so, just come back and read this again tomorrow.
Now, since I’m basically a college grad and all, I decided to do a little photo remembering from the past four academic years of my crazy life.
Welcome to Bulldog Country, the sign read as I entered Dillon, Montana on that hot, August day. My mother and I arrived, rental car full of Bed, Bath, and Beyond materials to make my new dorm room ready to go. My freshman year of college was a whirlwind of new.
Here are some stand out moments…
- When my mother embarrassed me for the last time by making some football players carry my heavy belongings up three stories of stairs
- Sitting on my laptop with my door open, waiting for my new friends to magically appear
- Finding my first friends through orientation, and bonding on my floor– One of these first friends is still one of my closest today!
- Learning to play rugby
- Road trips, late night alfredo sauce pizza, and early afternoon Chinese buffets
- Chi Alpha, and meeting the many individuals who made me even crazier for God
- Being invited by my mentor/ now best friend to read little kid books with her in the library
- Going to Salem, Oregon to bond with my teammates and serve Jesus too
- Beginning my job as a Resident Assistant; a decision that changed my life and gave me a second family to be around
- Taking a leadership role at Chi Alpha
- Baking with Shannon and Erin
- Another fantastic Spring Break trip to Salem
- Teaching up a storm
- Being given the opportunity, for a second year, to lead orientation and help Freshmen through their first year of college
- Building on the family I received last year
- Football games
- Working out with Delanie
- Exploration in Denver
- Chi Alpha spa night
- Tutoring college kids
- Getting to be the “oldie” of the Residence Life staff
- Sharing a floor with a co-RA, a humbling and fun experience (Not to mention, he’s my brother)
- Becoming besties with Baby Switzer and Shelby, and learning from them like crazy
- The NYC and Yankee Stadium and Boston University trip with my father
- When Great Harvest was giving out free stuff
- Making ugly sweaters with Shelby
- Resident gifts with Shelby and Niquelle
So now, as I’m making some basically big decisions about where to go next, it’s nice to remember what has come before. I encourage you to take a moment and do the same. No matter if you are in a new season of life, or at the end of one, keep in mind the things that have happened that allow you to be who you are today, in this moment.