I’m the new resident of Spooner 315.

Things have been changing around here.  These past few days have been an absolute whirlwind.  It’s been physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausting and I’m still reeling from how quickly everything has happened.

The facts and reasons behind my sudden move across campus really aren’t important.  What IS important thing is that, from here on out, things are looking up.  It’s been weird picking up my life in the middle of the semester and starting afresh in a super single, especially since I’ve been out of the dorms since freshman year.  It’s definitely an adjustment.  But it’s a good adjustment.

I’m hoping life calms down from here.  Yes, I’m still overwhelmed with homework.  But I’m going to find a new routine, a new normal, and look forward to finishing strong.

Also, isn’t my new view great?

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Return to School

This morning, I packed up everything I own into my little blue Honda civic and away I went.  Three and a half hours and one Caribou Cooler later, I was finally back in Morris, MN.

How do I feel about being back?

Well.  Let’s just say I’m pretty sure I already have Senior-itis and classes haven’t even started yet.  Symptoms include dread, dizziness, lack of excitement at being reunited with friends, occasional collapsing on the floor, and general apathy.  It’s been a struggle keeping a positive attitude.

The thing, though, about school starting is that it makes me look back on the past few months of my life.  And, DANG, I had a fantastic summer.  From planting two fields of strawberry plants by hand in the rain to a week in Boston with my beloved roommate to a wonderful summer of ministry at camp… Talk about great memories!

There are no words for how dearly I miss the people in that last photo.  Campsickness hit HARD last night as it finally sunk in that I won’t be going back.

The one thing keeping me going, though, is the knowledge that I’m just here for one more year.  Two more semesters, and I can finally go out into the world and serve God.  And, in the meantime, my goal is to impact the lives of as many people as I can during the next nine.  Because, frankly, my reputation isn’t really at stake.  I only have one year left.

Time to hit the books and get me a degree!