Archive for October, 2010
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
I remember walking through the streets of Athens, Greece and pinching myself. It was one of the rare days that I walked back to the apartment on Mikapoulko street alone, and I stopped in the middle of Syntagma Square and soaked in the scenery. The sky was bluer than I ever imagined blue could possibly be, and the sun beat down on my already bronzed skin. I remember thinking, ‘I’m actually in Greece. In a few months, I’ll look back and remember this moment and I won’t be able to get it back. But I’m here now, actually standing right here in Greece, right now.’
Oh, how I wish I could go back. I look forward to the day when I can hit up all my favorite spots and enjoy the mediterranean sunshine again. Today at work I was glancing at the clock, wishing away the minutes until fall break and our trip to Boston. Suddenly I realized, I’m actually wishing away time. This is my senior year, my last months at Messiah and I’m wishing away time. And just like that, I remembered the moment in Syntagma Square. I realized that in a few months, I’ll graduate, and I’ll look back and remember sitting in my office every day. I’ll remember going to class with some of the smartest and best public relations students. And I will realize that I can never get it back…none of the good, none of the bad will ever be the same. So, I should make the most of these little moments, even the hours at work, and never wish any time away. Because, before long they will all be a memory.
Wow, that’s depressing. Haha. I’m enjoying every moment of this year, even if it’s bittersweet because it’s our last Homecoming, last chapel, last class with Prof Simcox..etc. Last fall break. Speaking of which…when the heck is it going to get here???
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
It’s really fun to see prospective students come to campus and check out Messiah College. I remember the feeling:wide-eyed and terrified, haha. I slept overnight with then-sophomore volleyball player Lauren, and the next day I visited Coach and also checked out the politics major. What I really remember is that I chattered the whole way home and couldn’t believe how quickly we got to our exit off the turnpike. I was so excited to come here. I spent the next several weeks debating over whether or not I could afford it, and praying about where God wanted me. It was so stressful!
Looking back, I’m confident that I made the right choice. I’m proud of the array of activities I’ve been involved in, my academic achievement, and the educational opportunities Messiah provides. I changed my major, changed my mind, and changed my life plan several times, but I am positive that these last few years have been the best investment of my life.
Financially, I had to trust God, and I saw Him come through in so many ways. I took advantage of studying abroad, and traveled to Greece, Italy and Paris. I played collegiate volleyball on the women’s team. I’ve lead organizations and added a plethora of quality experiences to my resume, like internships. I could go on and on. This place offers so much, all you have to do is open yourself up to the possibilities.
Now, I’m trying to enjoy the last few months I have left with my classmates and friends. They’ve become my family, and I wish we could all live together forever. Messiah College has changed everything about my life. It’s been worth every back-breaking hour of work I’ve put in to try and pay for it. It’s been worth every all-night public relations project and every non-stop day filled with class, meetings and studying.
It was funny, I was on my way here today and I passed a prospective student taking a tour. Her guide asked if there was anything else the girl wanted to know that she didn’t tell her. I heard her eagerly say, “What’s the male to female ratio?”
Oh, good Lord. Somebody wants her MRS. Well that’s the one thing I didn’t get out of Messiah College that many people do…a ring by spring. And that’s just fine with me!