06 September 2015

Week Two, Two Weeks

And just like that--

my second week of college is a thing of the past.  And this is what I learned:

college is what you make it.

I've had so many options these past two weeks as far as what I could be feeling -- happy, sad, excited, disappointed, energetic, lazy, friendly, lonely, upset, joyful... but I can only "feel" as much as I allow myself to feel within my circumstances, and in this mindset, I've been learning to look at the positives.

1) I'm not friendless.  Okay, no, I don't have any "bosom buddies" yet, but I also don't feel as lonely as I did last week.  I've met so many wonderful people at Liberty so far, and for that I am so thankful -- but this week, I'm thankful for being able to deepen a few of those acquaintance-ships.  It's so easy to take friendship for granted, and my loneliness has made me value a smile on eye contact much, much more than I used to.

2) I'm not bored.  There have been so many fun opportunities this week, including Liberty's mini-film festival! (Dan Gordon and Stephen Kendrick being the biggest names of the guests. Like, whaaaaat!).  Plus, now I'm sick, so I get to enjoy lying in bed sniffling my little heart out in my free time.  Which makes me really sad, because Liberty was showing Avengers: Age of Ultron last night after the first football game of the season, and I was dying to go... but I didn't... 'cause I'm sick and tired and not bitter at all.

3) I have fun classes.  Yeah, fun.  Sewing class, film appreciation, history of life, and philosophy have all been genuinely enjoyable.  Biblical worldview and "university core competencies," on the other hand, have not been fun, but I will survive, and they're easy classes anyway.  So, I'm super thankful for the fact that I have something to look forward to every week-day morning. (:

4) I've got God on my side.  Even if the whole world turned against me, you know who'd still be there for me?  That's right - Jesus Christ.  I believe I can handle this college thing pretty well with Him on my side.  I've been so glad that I've been able to consistently read the bible every morning; it's been my calm in the craziness. ^_^

5) It will get better from here.  Homework will get harder, courses will become more stressful... but I'll also meet and better get to know so many people, learn so much more academically, and - prayerfully - grow in my relationship with God.  I've got four stinkin' years of college ahead of me, and I'm determined to make the most of it. (:

Sooo, lastly... tomorrow begins Week Three.  I'm looking forward to the snowboarding competition tryouts on Tuesday (if I make it onto the "off-campus" team I might die from excitement), watching Jaws for film appreciation class (this course is seriously boss), and the Jurassic World movie night on Friday (yayy for getting to see it for the first time!!).  It'll be a good week.  I wish you a good week, too. :)

Until next Sunday! ^_^


  1. Wow! Sounds amazing Bethie! :-D
    Rotten luck that you're ill *sends cough lollies and tissues, and hugs*
    Loving the updates!

  2. I'm so glad college is going well!!!:D (And yes...smiles on eye contact are always so wonderful, aren't they?)