Before I started college, I would have told you that I was an introvert with extrovert qualities. Now, on the other side of my first semester, I’ll tell you the exact opposite. I knew I would have a hard time leaving Freed for the summer; it was hard when I’d go for a weekend visit before college! But I’m surprised by one thing:
I didn’t think I’d make so many friends.
I didn’t think I’d have so many people to miss. Perhaps the only reason I was an introvert before is because I was homeschooled and didn’t drive for so long. I had books, and that was enough of an adventure for me. I used to need a lot of me time to unwind after being around people.
Going to college showed me that life is an adventure, too. Some days, you have so much to do that you wonder how it will all fit into your waking hours. Others, you’re left with (mostly) empty hands and look around thinking: now what? Or at least, at the beginning. As I meshed into college life, I filled more of that “empty” time with people. Happy people, funny people, needy people, creative people, people just like me.
I learned a lot of card games.
I still need that ‘me time.’ ….Just not so much. So now, this summer is killing me so far. There are a couple things I’m excited for in the next couple months, though:
Memphis Work Camp - The Memphis chapter of Work Camp is June 6 - 10. This will be my third year and I am SO PSYCHED. I’m trying to be a crew leader this year, so prayers would be appreciated. :)
Horizons - July 3 - 8. I’ve only been once, but it made such a difference in my spiritual life during that one week. This year I’m going to be a counselor (definitely) to 8th and/or 9th grade girls (hopefully). I’m not too big to admit I’m scared. My spiritual life is faltering right now, and yet you’re going to give me a handful of easily impressionable girls to help mold, Lord? How is that going to work?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, PT. II - Need I say more? There’s a possibility of a Nashville party with some of my fellow Theta Nu peoples, so needless to say, I’m excited!
Since I’ve run a little long, and I’m currently supposed to be job hunting and cleaning up the explosion that is my dorm-room in my bedroom, I think I’ll close. Ah…procrastination.