As I am sitting down writing this, I just finished my first semester of senior year. Wow. Y’all, I have only one semester of college left. How the heck did this happen?
I am someone who absolutely loves school- I love being challenged and I love learning. School has always been something constant for me- something I can always fall back on and rely on- maybe that’s what draws me to teaching.
Senior year has been absolutely crazy so far. As you might have seen, I was a Rho Gam during recruitment, which was incredible. Since then, I’ve was absolutely so busy with assignments and school.
My senior year schedule was way different from anything I’ve ever done before. Basically, at my school, a big chunk of my senior year is dedicated to student teaching, so all of my actual classes were in the beginning of the semester. I had all of my “classes” at the beginning of the year up until fall break, which ended October 11th. We crammed all of the information into 6 weeks and then we jumped into student teaching. I took my final exams in October and then all I had left was student teaching. I actually am done with college classes forever, which is so strange and foreign!
I started student teaching on October 11th and continued until the beginning of December. I went to school at 7:30 and was at school until 3:30. It was so different from what I was used to because I basically had a full time job! I really enjoyed student teaching this semester. It was absolutely incredible! Next semester looks pretty similar. I will be student teaching all semester and I won’t have any classes on campus. I still don’t think I’ve accepted that I am pretty much done with college!
In terms of life in general, being a senior, I think I’m in denial. I usually have a breakdown at the beginning of school or I end up crying over something insignificant, but I truly haven’t even cried at all this year, and that’s so out of the norm. I would’ve thought for SURE that I would’ve been sentimental about being a senior, but surprisingly, it hasn’t been all that bad. I truly am sad to leave college and to move onto adult life, but I know it’s the next step in my life.
I am still going to Bible Study Fellowship, and this year, we are studying Romans, which has been a great book of the Bible to study. I am really learning a LOT and I am loving the scripture.
With my blog, I’ve obviously been slacking a bit. I think that this year, I wanted to take a step back and enjoy my senior year instead of obsessing over this blog. I love blogging so much, but I think that over the summer, I was a little too obsessed with my blog and so it was healthy to take a step back and just live my life.
Overall, first semester senior year was great and wonderful. I cannot believe that this semester flew by so quickly… Before I know it, I’ll be graduating college!!! What!
As a final recap, here are some things that I am thankful for as this semester has come to a close (/ things that got me through the semester): my Rho Gam experience, student teaching, my professors, my roommates, new friends, early morning workouts, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Your Words” by Third Day, the beautiful snow day, car rides, spontaneous trips to the beach, scheduled weekly meetings with my girls, home team, Taco Mama, the ability to pour into freshmen, fall break and Hilton Head, long walks with my best friends, dreaming about the future, random shopping trips, break-up cookie dough, photography, children’s books, introvert time, Spotify, rooftop pictures, deep chats, and vulnerability.