Today is a day I’ve been looking forward to and dreading for a while.
College has begun.
Gone are the days of finishing all my schoolwork on Monday and having the rest of the week free, sleeping in and being able to have no schedule, being my own teacher, and being able to do school in my pajamas. (though, apparently, according to trusted sources: you can come to college classes in your pajamas! Just not something I want to do.)
Here are the days of scheduled classes, having to do schoolwork all week, due dates for homework are strict, having to answer to 5 teachers…and a wealth of newfound ways to reach out to people and a new, different form of freedom.
Highschool was freedom in one way, college is freedom in another. With high school I was planning my future. With college, I’m still planning – but I’m experiencing the future I planned in high school. My studies paid off in the way that now I have the opportunity to study at a new level. Friends I had in high school have gone their separate ways, yet now I have the chance to make new friends and keep the old ones as well.
I don’t know what God has planned for me at LSU yet. I’ll find that out day by day. Right now I”m focusing on one thing: making it to my next class on time!
Good luck to all those starting college today! Enjoy! Pay attention in your classes, start discussions with peers, stay firm in your faith and keep God in your heart and you cannot fail.
This week I’ll be launching a new way to help you keep your faith strong during the year! Be on the lookout on Facebook – and I”ll also be posting here every few days.
Like St. Thomas Aquinas said, “We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”
“Beware of the person of one book.”
That last quote is kinda tricky – what do you think it means? Tell me in the comments!
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