A New Adventure

Here it is…my sophomore year. I feel like the past few weeks have been the longest, craziest, and quickest days of my life. I got to Grace a couple weeks before the majority of the students arrived, and it was so strange having the campus and the dorms be soquiet. The halls seemed lifeless and boring without decorations and people crowding.

It felt weird. 

However, training soon began, and it was good to see some familiar faces. It was wonderful reconnecting to some, and getting to know others. I was exhausted by the end of the week, but I was absolutely anxious and excited for the freshmen to arrive and for the rest of campus to come back. Now everyone is here, and campus is full and beautiful and back to how I remembered it. There’s a slight hint of changing leaves, and I am getting ready for the beauty of a Mid-West autumn…it’s my favorite 🙂

Although campus feels normal now that students are back, I can’t help but realize how different this year is for me. I went from a scared little freshman who didn’t know anyone to a sophomore that feels far more comfortable and a lot less frightened. Still, I am a little intimidated. This year will take some adjustment. My friendships and relationships from last year have evolved, and I’m closer to different people now. I have a lot more responsibilities as well. I’m a Growth Group Leader, I’m helping lead for a local youth group, and I’m working my 2nd semester as an Ambassador. Wow, that’s alot. 

The great thing about Grace is that I have amazing friends and professors here that encourage me and keep me in check. I know that this year is going to be a world of “new.” New adventures, new friends, new classes,  new activities. There’s a lot to do, but I am so ready to see what God has in store for Grace and for my life.

Let’s do this.

-Colleen Yoder

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