January 11, 2019

Today is finally Friday, thank goodness. Although I’m glad to hit the weekend, we can’t set aside how important this week was. Life is changing, and it’s changing so quick. I’m excited. This semester has a lot of amazing things in store.

Today I’m grateful for a successful first week back! Happy spring semester!

January 10, 2019

Today I was surrounded by a team of people that remind me what it’s like to live a Christ-like life, and today I woke up realizing it was my favorite day of the week. Not only was it pre-Friday, but Thursday’s mean Elevate!

Elevate is the highlight of my week, pretty consistently. It’s amazing watching the Lord work in my friends and classmates. I am so grateful for Elevate. I’m excited to study and create music along side this team of people. We are a generation of leaders.

January 9, 2019

Today I’m grateful for Madeline. She and I have agreed to be accountability partners. We both have very similar goals for the year and it makes sense that we’d hold each other accountable (although neither of us have gone to the gym) She is so incredibly supportive of me and is a great comfort to have beside me.

Madeline and I are very different people, but our personalities blend so well together. I’m really blessed to have her as a roommate and an accountability partner. Today I’m grateful for Madeline.

January 8, 2019

Today I made a new friend. His name is Luke and he’s really cool. On top of that I got to know two people that had only been acquaintances to me last semester. It’s so refreshing making new friends.

Today grateful for Madeline, Liz, and Luke. Liz, Luke, and I went to bingo tonight and it was a great de-stressor. (Not that I’m super stressed yet) New friends are always a joy in my life.

January 7, 2019

Today I started the second semester of my freshman year of college. What the heck? It feels like just yesterday I was still a measly high school freshman. Last semester, though it was fun, was quite the roller coaster for me. So, today I am simply grateful.

I’m grateful for my classes that are full of my friends and people in my major. I’m grateful for my awesome roommate and suite mates that encouraged me this morning with their joyous “good mornings” and “have a great day”. I’m grateful for the classes I DONT have with my friends, because now I’m given the opportunity to meet brand new people and invite them into my life. I’m grateful for new friends I met today, for friends who I got to see once again, and for friends that had different life plans beyond CSU. Today I’m simply grateful.

January 6, 2019

Today is the last day before the new semester begins. I’m anxious to start this new chapter. The past semester didn’t end the way I had hoped it would, but that’s okay.

God has blessed me with a lot of new beginnings this semester. I’m in a new room with a new roommate and new suite mates. I’m excited to have a chance to relax with them before our schedules get crazy.

Today I am grateful for my new beginnings; my fresh start. Cheers to a new semester!

January 5, 2019

Today was a long day, and by today I mean yesterday but I stayed out too late and am just now returning to my dorm.

Today started with waking up somewhere in Virginia. We were all running on only a few hours asleep that took place in our really uncomfortable rental Jeep. You see, we had started the drive around 6:30 the previous night and we had continued driving until around 3am or so. We sat through about 30-45 minutes of standstill traffic in the middle of a West Virginian highway.

Today I am grateful for my mom and my grandpa. They conquered, and will again conquer tomorrow, a 15 or so hour drive for the sake of getting me to school. They sat through my playlist(s) the ENTIRE ride and didn’t get too frustrated when I’d start to get tired or hangry. They are awesome.