New school, new town, new living arrangements, new everything basically. I chose this new environment, and I’m loving it and so thankful to be here, nevertheless it’s new and I’m having to figure things out. I’m in a very unique place, that not many understand. I am a sophomore (or 6 hours away from it) in college, yet this is my first semester at an actual university. I’m having to learn how to study, where to study, how to manage a crazy ever changing schedule all in a new environment. It’s a challenge.
It’s hard coming from living in an environment where the people around me cared and took time to get to know one another to a place where I hardly know the people I’m living with. I didn’t know the girls at Link Year in the beginning last year, but it wasn’t long before I felt like I had known them since birth. My roommates here are phenomenal but it’s a very different relationship. I’ve left my comfort zone, I’ve gone from a place where I was surrounded with girls that I could always rely on, and I’m learning that here in all this newness the Lord is the only constant in my life that I can always rely on (which is a great and much needed reminder). The Lord doesn’t call us to be comfortable, he calls us to step out of our comfort zone so that we can rely on him, and turn to him for advice.
As a sophomore I’m learning the ropes of this whole college thing. It’s not easy learning how to prepare for the tests and how to study best. What I have figured out is:
**I don’t like studying in the library. You see the library can be a very social place, and I LOVE to talk.
**You HAVE to study your notes a lot!!!
**It’s often too pretty outside to be cooped up inside a cold library.
**If I must go to the library, find a cubicle
**I can’t study past 11:30, my brain shuts down and my body screams for sleep!
I have found a few great place to study outside, however this may become a problem when it gets cold outside/ I can’t study at night in the dark. I’ll have to find some other hidden spots for these times, but for now I’m taking advantage of the beautiful sunny days and spending my study time outside!
Things that I don’t understand:
How do people have time to spend endless hours watching Netflix? I NEVER have time for this!
Most people go to the library late at night, this is more of an observation, but I just don’t understand!!! When I’m going home to go to bed students are just getting to the library! Sleep is important people!
I'm trying to get plugged into ministries. I think I have found a church, but finding a church that resembles Highlands, the church I have grown up in, is hard! Churches are all so different, and many know that I hate change especially in the church but I’m learning to accept the differences. The important thing is that scripture is being taught and that the Gospel is being proclaimed. I’m excited for the opportunity to get involved with K-life ministries (a branch of Kanakuk Ministries). Through this I’ll be leading a small group of girls along with two other leaders. I’ve also attended a few RUFs, but RUF at Baylor is wayyyy different than in Mississippi. It’s super small here.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be here at Baylor. Everything is new, it’s exciting, scary, and challenging. I’m having to figure things out, but no worries I’ve got the Lord walking alongside me every step of the way. Whatever you may be going through, remember to be thankful and that the Lord is with you every step of the way!
One of my favorite study spots!