Well, it’s almost time for Spring Break and it seems like school is starting to get fuller with homework and things like that. In fact, just recently, for my sociology class I attended a Lecture by the Rev. James Lawson. He was a very active figure during the civil rights movement, most notably working alongside Martin Luther King Jr.
Originally, I’m from Houston and in Texas extreme cold weather is mid-60s maybe even 50s in a bad year. But on the other hand, in the summer time it can get up to 120 sometimes down in Texas. See, here in Nashville the weather can’t make up it’s mind. One day is freezing cold and windy, then a couple days later it will be warm enough to wear shorts and flip-flops. I just wish that the spring/summer time would get here already. When it is cold like it is now, the whole mood on campus is different. Things like getting up and walking to class or hanging out with a few friends seem so much better in the warmer weather. Dare I say it, but I kind of miss everybody throwing frisbees and footballs in the quad.
This past week has been pretty eventful for me. Tuesday, I celebrated my 18th birthday by going to see a private Taylor Swift concert at 98WSIX and Wednesday was Ash Wednesday!
Have I ever mentioned that the weather in Nashville is weird? Saturday I woke up to see a sprinkling of snow on the ground (yay! Snow!! Finally!), and yesterday I found myself basking in the sun in 72 degree weather. Insanity!! While this may not be anything novel to all you guys out there from Nashville, it normally doesn’t get to even the 60 degree mark where I am from until April. Anyway, enough about weather! Now onto important stuff…like school work!
Wow. Today has definitely been one of the most relaxing Saturday’s throughout this entire semester! This morning, I woke up feeling quite refreshed! To my surprise, I noticed a light blanket of snow on the ground. As a result, I thought that it would be fun to go take a walk outside. Without a doubt, the walk definitely woke me up, but more importantly, made me realize that it’s the small things in life that matter most!
You’ve heard rumors about them. Freaky freshmen who come to Belmont and attempt to earn all their convocation credits in their freshman year. What kind of insane person would attempt such a thing? Not only do you need ten convocation credits in five areas (Spiritual Development, Personal Growth, Culture and Art, Academic Lecture, and Community Service), but you also have to attain ten electives as well. Who would attempt such a feat in their freshman year? Well, you’re looking at her.
Here on campus there are ten main housing complexes, which include seven dorms and three apartment complexes. But of all of those my dorm (look to the right, there is a peek at the lobby), Thrailkill Hall, which just happens to be the newest addition to housing this school year, is by far the best. And I have several reasons backing my BOLD argument. One, it’s new! That means I’m the first and only person to live in my room…..so far. Two, there is a big sense of community as far as people interacting with one another and hanging out in the lobby. I’ve seen people do everything from play simple card games like Poker and UNO to enjoying a game of four square. There has even been small, little concerts set up in the lobby with musicians in the dorm showcasing their talent at one of our many events.
It has been absolutely freezing around here lately! Now, some of you might not consider 30 degrees THAT cold…but it’s cold. I’m originally from Michigan, so you’d think I’d be used to the cold weather, right?! Well, after living in Tennessee for almost six years, I have become a wimp when it comes to cold weather…it’s almost sad. Ha ha. However, it’s still been so much fun to wake up in the morning, put layers of sweaters and coats on, throw on my favorite scarf, put some gloves on, put my little blue Uggs on, and make my way to my first class. Don’t laugh about putting a lot of layers on because believe me, I’ve made the mistake of not reading the daily forecast! I walked to my first class without a heavy coat and I was practically an ice cube by the time I got to class! The poor fountain in the middle of campus looks like a tiny skating rink. Yes, it looks cool, but I wouldn’t suggest skating on it…
Where has the time gone? As I sit here blogging (and naturally, procrastinating) I can see the list of things that I need to do by… well…Monday! I need to read two books, two labs for psychology, reading for my history class on the American Revolution, Asian History, Asian Humanities, as well as start working on a few term papers. Needless to say, I will not be having as relaxing of a weekend as I would like. And yet I sit here, blogging, watching some good “fake news” as I would like to call it, and yes, of course chatting on AIM about the most random things ever with my boyfriend.
An old proverb states, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Lately, this quote perfectly exemplifies not only myself as an individual, but also the situations I have been faced with lately. Fortunately, God has been able to get my attention, which in return, has allowed me to put my trust in just one thing – Him.