Thursday, May 3, 2012

8 Final Observations

I have had an incredible experience at St. Joe's this year and cannot believe that my freshman year of college is over! I have made some of my best friends here and cannot wait to come back next fall. However before I can celebrate I have eight final observations to make.

- The Food: One of the things that I am looking forward to most about going home is not having to survive only on chicken patties and grilled cheese.
- Not as Much Construction Sorta: I noticed that there is a lot less construction on campus now that the library is finished and most of the new freshman dorm is almost finished.
- The Strange Year of Weather: The most snow we recieved this year was on halloween? It's also weird this year that we had hot and sunny days around 90 in March but April was in the 50s and 60s everyday.
- I'm Broke: I spent too much money here and now get to look forward to working all summer to earn it back.
- My High School: In general my friends from back home and I agree that my high school did a terrible job preparing us for college. Learing to actually pay attention in class was a big adjustment.
- I Love LaFarge: If it were up to us my suite mates and I would live in the same suite in LaFarge again next fall.
- It's a Mile From Lancaster Courts to Campus: I'm going to have to leave Lancaster Courts so early next year to get to my classes on campus next semester.
- It's a Mile Back: Not only is it a mile to campus but its a mile walk back to Lancaster Courts.

Monday, April 16, 2012

What Frustrates Me About Service

There are not very many times I get truly frustrated at service. My learner and I usually get along great and I don't have any real complaints. However, it is a little discouraging when I assign homework and it doesn't get done. This is because I feel like my learner didn't care enough about the assignment and then when we meet the following week, we have to spend the first thirty minutes together doing the homework that should have already been done. I don't get too frustrated though, because I don't really know what is going on in my learner's life so something could have easily come up that takes greater priority. There is nothing else that frustrates me in reguards to my learner.
The only other time I have gotten frustrated in service is on the two occasions when our group arrived at service to see known of the learner's show up. It is bittersweet because I like not being at the center for three hours but it is a complete waste of time for all of us that did show up. Hopefully this will not happen again for these last few weeks and we can finish the semester strong!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What do I feel called to do?

Throughout high school and even now in college I have always wondered what it is that I feel called to do. I ask God often to show me everyday what it is I feel called to do and trust that at some point here at college I will know exactly what it is that I have been called to do in life. I feel like my strongest subjects in high school were business related classes and I took a special interest in marketing. I have also always had in interest in sports which is why I chose to study sports marketing here at school. I am not exactly sure what I want to do as a job but having one that I enjoy will be most important and am sure I will find something that I love in that area. I look forward to spending the next few years at St. Joe's trying to figure out what I am called to do in life.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

First Service this Semester

I do not have much to write about service so far this semester because my learner was not at service this time. She was not there as I arrived but did stop by to tell me that she could not stay this week and was unsure whether or not she plans to stay at the learning center. Hopefully she decides soon because I think time would be spent better if I had a learner I could work through the entire semester with.
On the way to service however, I felt much more confident than I did when I went for the first time last semester. It was much easier going back to see familiar faces and already knowing what to expect. I am looking forward to the rest of service this semester even though there is a sense of uncertainty of who my learner will be I am confident things will go quite well.