Sunday, April 22, 2012

Every Now and Again.. just feel really good. I've been in a bit of a slump for the past month, and there is just something about today that has me dancing in the sunlight and smiling at the little things. A quick update, I have two finals this week, and two next week, and then my freshman year will have been completed! I'll be sure to do a long post worth reading about how great it is to be here when the time comes. :)
Last night, I attended Muster. Muster is a tradition at A&M that is specific to our university. It's where we honor the fallen Aggies from the previous year. If you can't attend, if you're within 100 miles of another Aggie, you're supposed to get together and remember the good times. Within Muster there is a part where they call the names, "Roll Call". As they called the class of 2015, I couldn't help but stop a tear or two as I answered 'Here'. Of all the Aggie traditions I've come in contact with here, this is by far my favorite. I've had my doubts on whether or not this is where I need to be, but after last night, I realized there is no where else I could be.
I guess that's why I'm starting to feel a little better. I'm realizing that there is a reason for being here. Not just to get an education for the betterment of my life, but also to create a bond with these individuals, new and old, held together with the glistening of a ring. The sparkle in their eye when you mention Silver Taps. Or the smile when you ask about the football games.
I was able to talk to a few of the class of 1962 graduates yesterday as we were waiting for the opening ceremony of the newly renovated Memorial Student Center. Boy did they have some stories. There were several who had served, and were more than willing to share their stories. I could have listened for hours.
One day, I'll be standing at my 50th reunion with all the rest, smiling like a fool.. as they Softly call the Muster.. and let the comrade answer 'Here'.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My first Book Review!

Holy nonsense this weekend has been rough. I have two tests next week, three math assignments, and a set of 120 Chemistry questions all due by Wednesday night. I'm honestly just on here for the distraction right now. On the plus side I go home next weekend for Easter, and I'm so ready.
However, I decided to do a book review, because I haven't yet, and I feel this is pretty important. So when I arrived at this Big ol'school of learning, I assumed it wouldn't be difficult to find the man of my dreams. That's the steryotype right? Women come to college for their MRS. degree? Don't get me wrong, that is in no way, the reason I am here. I'm completely focused on my goals and what I want to achieve while I'm here, man or no man.
Anyway, this past two semesters have been pretty eye-opening on the whole relationship aspect of life. My parents were married at the age of 18, and consistently told myself "Just get past 18, just get past 18". Well now I'm almost 20 and thoughts like marriage are a reoccuring battle. Voicing my opinion one day to a friend, she reccommended a book, that changed my entire view on being single. It's called "Lady In Waiting; Becoming God's Best While Waiting For Mr. Right" by Jackie Kendall. Now I know most of the people who scan by this humble blog aren't exactly looking for "Mr. Right", but you have daughters, grandaughters, nieces, or friend's daughters that are.
It's pretty much an eye-opener on re-establishing your marriage with God while you have the time. It used biblical refrences and stories that women can relate to. It's not some anti-feminist book about waiting for your prince charming, but a "2x4 to the back of the head" kind of book about making a life in Jesus, and waiting for him to deliver. It made me realize that I was making boys and dating an "Idol" of mine, and I really should have been putting that faith in God's hands, rather than writing my own script and hoping it works out. I am making my sisters read it, and maybe a cousin or two.
Alright enough of the distractions, back to why I'm here. Y'all have a great week!