Friday, August 20, 2010

College: Day 1

Well...I'm a college student. It feels pretty great, but kinda weird at the same time. My roommate is cool, my TV is working, and my posters are set up rather beautifully actually. So...all in all I guess my college experience is off to the right start.

Today, Day 1, was a rather long one. Lots of lines, waiting, and meetings to attend. But hey! I didnt have to move a thing to my room! So that was awesome. Lunch was great. I ate with Hannah Morgan and Aly Humphrey and Tim Akin, who started all the gossip of the day. It was very entertaining. Dinner was delicious. It was a Taste of Batesville, where all the local restaurants came and set up booths and served food. It was SO good. Tomorrow there will be hot air balloon rides. Have I decided if I want to go on one yet? No. I havent. :/ I kinda want to, kinda dont want to. I guess we'll see tomorrow! I'll let you know if it happened!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

My last Sunday and Monday in Benton

This has been a pretty great last couple of weeks in town. My mom cried in church last Sunday and Ive given her a hard time about it ever since. But yesterday, which was the last Sunday for most freshman about to enter college, was my emotional Sunday. As we sat in church and listened to the anthem being sung, I was thinking about all the great times I've had in the church, as well as all the bad times. All the preachers that have come through the doors since I've been born. All the friends that I grew up with in the church. As I sat there I couldn't help but think that with the way the music was playing it all seemed like slow motion. It kind of had the feeling of the funeral scene in "Across the Universe," just not as sad. I guess the main reason I'm so sad about leaving the church, besides the fact that it's where I've grown up my whole life, is because of the pastors that have just become part of our church. They came at the right time, the time when I have opened up to people and mainly just come out of my shell. I can connect with Robert very easily, so leaving Friday and only seeing hime a small number of times during the two years that he will be with us is what is bringing me down I think. But to end yesterday, my grandpa gave me a Wesley Study Bible. So that will keep me busy.
Today, Monday, was a wonderful day. I spent the day with Kellie Lee Landon and fell for her even harder. Knowing that today is my last official Monday in Benton is a little sad, but I'm ok with it. Mondays in Benton, and particularly Benton High School, are pretty rough. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend this last one though. It's been sad, but at the same time the excitement is hitting me more and more. I'm happy about that.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I've been wanting to do a lot of writing for a while now, and I just couldn't figure out where to do it or what to write about. I prepare myself for my final week at home before college, I figured I would blog about my new and upcoming experiences in college and also life in general. As I get ready to put myself out into the real world, there are lots of things that have been crossing my mind lately, about life, relationships, and friendships. I hope to stay very up to date in the midst of school starting. I can't wait to start blogging!