I can’t believe this semester is over. Like actually over this time. I know I’ve been saying how I can’t believe how this semester is coming to a close so soon but now it really is! Next week is my finals and then I go back home for break.
I’m looking forward to this break as it is very needed. After a semester long full of papers and reading and late nights I am surely ready for some time to rest and refuel. I am especially looking forward to getting back to my home state to and going to my favorite places. I can’t wait to go back to my local coffee shop and indulge in a nice warm latte on a winter day. I also can’t wait to be home with my family and friends that I haven’t seen for a while. Needless to say, this break is going to be what I need to start off my second semester well.
Coming back from break, I’m looking forward to some new changes for Spring semester. I am currently writing this as I just finished my Don Rags for Torrey. Next semester in Torrey, I am hoping to have a better understanding of the books we read. After finishing my freshman fall in the program, I have come to love it. Overall, I feel like I am a pretty confident person in most aspects of my life. But, I have always struggled with my confidence intellectually. Coming from a small private school where most of my classmates were scoring upwards of 1400’s on their SAT, I felt like I just didn’t compare. But, that is one of my one reasons for doing Torrey. I want to challenge myself intellectually and eventually learn to feel confident to participate and contribute during class. All that backstory to say I’m really excited for how Torrey will challenge me in the future, and how I will grow over the next semester through the program.
I mentioned a little bit in my past blog how I feel that Biola truly has shaped me spiritually over these past few months. Being constantly surrounded by those who love God and pursue Him, only encourages me to do the same. I have always struggled with setting aside time just to be in the Word. Giving time to get to know God better through prayer and reading the Bible was usually just a habit I practiced on Sundays. But now, I see the importance of being with Him everyday through reading His Word and simply in prayer. As I continue my time at Biola, I am excited to see how much closer I will grow to God everyday through the time that I spend with Him.
Finally, I’m truly ready for a fresh start! I have had to adjust to not living at home anymore. That means scheduling time to be with friends, studying, working out, and going to class, with no one to remind me to clean my room (thanks mom). I finally feel like I’m getting a hand at things. But, classes are about to change, so that means my whole schedule is about to change. Shockingly, I’m not really nervous or anxious about it. I’m really excited for the change that it will bring and the opportunity it will bring for me to experience a whole new feel for the Spring semester!
For all the Becoming Biola readers, I encourage you to look forward to this next semester as a growing opportunity for God to shape you and expand your faith!
Til next semester,