May 8, 2012

No Longer a Freshman - Hello Summer

The campus is quiet.
I've paid my dues to the library.
Spent my hours doing work.
And now...
finals week.
My hardest final is completed.
It's clear sailing from here on out.
I just had the most unexpected conversation with a relatively new friend.
It was sweet.
One of those, "God has led me here for a purpose" moments.
It's hard to believe that this school year is two days from being over.
A few more tests.
I made it through my first official year of college.
I've learned a few lessons here and there.
Things like, "Don't use super sticky tape to put pictures on the walls."
Or, "If you value you perception of seafood, avoid eating in in Sodexo."
Bigger things too.
Good moments, hard moments.
God is always sufficient moments.
I was telling my story about Disney a few moments ago.
It's been on my mind recently.
One of my favorite things about those six months is the fact that in hindsight, I can so clearly see the hand of God on my life through it all.
But it's hard to explain.
It's hard to tell all of those stories without a sense of loss.
It's hard to think about all of those friends scattered around the world.
The thousand stories that I heard.
The faces that flash through my mind.
It's hard to tell all of those stories and ache for everything that I've left befind.
But on the other hand, it's not hard to be so completely happy exactly where I am right now.
Crazily enough, I am so content right now.
Two usually elusive syllables.
Life is so good.
So sweet.
Summer is a day away.
A million memories await.
And my first year at SNU was a million times better than I could have imagined.
Amazing friends.
Crazy memories.
Cars fulls of people road tripping every night.
Adventures like only college can produce.
I'm so very thankful for this year.
The campus is quiet.
It's about to get even quieter.
The days are about to get hazy.
And it's so good.
Happy summer everyone! 

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