Check out this behind the scenes look at the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate which will take place next week in Belmont’s Curb Event Center. For more information about next week’s debate, check out the Belmont Debate 08 website.
I cannot believe that a month has gone by already. My freshmen year has been amazing thus far. I have met so many new people this past month alone. I must admit, I was a bit nervous about coming to Belmont. There is always the thought of not having any friends, but I quickly realized that it almost impossible not to have friends because the people here are very friendly and welcoming.
In the middle of one of the busiest weeks of the semester, I turned 21! It was so much fun celebrating with some of my dearest friends at Belmont. In fact, it turned into an almost week long affair:
Wednesday (my actual birthday): Well, first, at exactly 12:00 I heard an extremely loud, rough knock on my door… followed by another… followed by another. I got up and ran to the door to find about 40 smiling faces of the girls of Wright 4th floor singing Happy Birthday to me and presenting me with a cookie cake! I’ve never been so surprised in my life! It was so much fun and so sweet of all of the girls to do that! I gave them all hugs and thanked them for their sweetness
Then, later that day: My parents live about 30 minutes away and a few of us went to their house and celebrated with birthday cake and some Famous Dave’s BBQ. It was really nice just to relax in the middle of the week and enjoy family (and my dog…)
Ever since returning to Belmont, I feel like I’ve been going a million miles per hour. All day. Every day. Which is a very good thing for me, I think. I didn’t work as much as I had planned to over the summer, so there were a few days where I felt extremely bored. It’s just nice to return to the non-stop, crazy, wonderful college life.
It’s that time again! I can’t believe classes started over two weeks ago already! Move-In-Day was simply a blur! As an RA (Resident Assistant) I spent a sleepless week with my staff (prior to Move-In-Day) getting our hall ready for our beautiful freshman girls to move in! This year our theme is the movie Enchanted and my floor is Andalasia! Where there were once blank white walls, there are now flowers, trees, and even forest animals all over the walls!
And, more than just the decor, I’m happy to report that the halls are constantly busy with late night girl talk, lots of laughter, and study groups around the clock! It has really been a blessing to get to know the girls living on my floor! I love hearing all of their unique stories and exciting thoughts and plans for the coming years.
If you come to Belmont you will…
Experience real, honest friendships.
Engage in out-of-the-ordinary coffee nights.
Wow. I have to say, I was not in the least prepared to be as busy as I am this year. Those older than me always seem to say how Junior year is so much more difficult than Senior year. I am finding this to be true, especially as I look at my calendar (I’ve never used a calendar before, now I am all about it) and see how packed my days are. Of course there’s a bit of room in there for hanging out, but its very difficult to even find friends who are free at the same times as I am. I’ve been to a lot of meetings, done a lot of planning, been to several convocations for the Humanities Symposium (I’m in the course of the same title, so I have to be very involved in i), and of course there’s class.
While I am enjoying my time being busy, I also enjoy my time being unrushed. I’ve taken to sitting in the belltower and praying for at least a half hour. While I try to do it every day, a few times a week is more like it. But I love that there is a peaceful center to our campus admist all the craziness going on.
It’s been nearly three weeks since I returned to Nashville and I am so very happy to be back. The highlight of my nine-hour drive from Kansas City was – hands down – seeing the Batman (AT&T) Building. As my mom and I entered the city, I tuned the radio to my favorite station (100.1 FM), turned up the volume, and happily proclaimed, “I’m home!!!”
What is the favorite part about the story that you are living right now?