College Daze 101

Let the craziness begin...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote: Longfellow

"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love that quote! Very inspiring...

Monday, July 26, 2010


I have been dreading speech class ever since I found out in high school that all pre-pharmacy students must take it. I run the other way when asked to speak in front of people. It just isn't "my thing." (It probably explains why I like "hiding" behind a blog). Well, I enrolled in a speech class my first semester at college (fall 2008) so that I could quit dreading it. But, I quickly decided to drop it....okay, I dropped it after the first class meeting. I decided to put speech off until summer 2010 thinking that, after almost two years at this college, I would feel more confident and be more prepared to take speech.

So, I worked on conquering English 101 and 102, Calculus I, General Chemistry 151 and 152, Organic Chemistry 201 and 202, etc. You would think that, after all of that, a measly speech class would be nothing...bahahahaha....that assumption on my part was so wrong! Summer 2010 sneaked up, and that confidence I was hoping for was nowhere to be found. But, I managed to pull enough nerve together and enrolled myself in speech class, once again, for this summer.

The days before summer semester began ticked down...too quickly. June 14th came...too quickly. June 14th was the awful day that speech began. I was nervous; there was not an ounce of confidence anywhere near me. But, I went to class that day. I even went the next day (considering my track record, that was an amazing feat to pull off!) and the next. The deadline for speech #1 reared its ugly head two weeks into the course. The day of the speech I mechanically walked up to the podium...thinking all the while "WHAT AM I DOING!?!?" But, you know what, it was over in about seven minutes. Something I had been dreading for years was over in a matter of minutes. I survived! And, I have survived through two more speeches. (All with A's :) ).

Now I can't believe I spent years dreading something that was over in seven minutes just doesn't seem worth all that dread now :).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lies Young Women Believe

A year or two ago I read the book, Lies Young Women Believe, by Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Gresh. It has such a relevant message for young women today and the issues that we face. Here is an excerpt from the book:
In this book, Nancy and Dannah expose 25 of the lies most commonly believed by your generation. They share real-life accounts from some of the young women they interviewed, along with honest stories about how they've overcome lies they believed themselves. They get down in the trenches of the battle with you. Best of all, they'll show you how to be set free by the Truth.
I encourage you to check it out! It is worth the read. (Also, they have a book, Lies Women Believe, which I want to read myself in the future. If you are a bit older, this one might be more relevant for you.) Anyway, a few days ago, I came across their website. They have a wonderful blog where they tackle all sorts of topics. So, head on over there and see for yourself! :)

*Credit for the picture in the banner goes to the Lies Young Women Believe Site.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We Meet Again

Well, well...I thought I could stay away from the blogging world. I thought I was strong enough to walk away from my little, itsy-bitsy corner of the Internet and not look back. However, I was wrong. I was an avid blogger in my younger days (15-17ish), and, now that I've reached the ripe old age of 20, I've decided that I miss blogging. It is quite a surprising fact for someone who has always claimed to hate writing.

Here's a little bit about me: The first thing you need to know about me is that I'm a Christian. My relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing to me in the world. I lived in Belgium for 11 years where my parents were missionaries. My dad is now pastoring a church stateside. Another fact, which is quite obvious from the title of my blog, is that I'm a college student. I'm working toward a pre-pharmacy degree which I hope to complete next spring. Afterwards, my hope is attend a pharmacy college and become a pharmacist. Also, I play the piano in our church's worship team. I have a dog named Bingley (he's a Standard Schnauzer), a bird named Darcy (a Green-Cheeked Conure), and two Fancy-Tail Goldfish. Also, I'm a fan of Jane Austen's books (which explains my pets' unique names).

Well, we will see where this blog goes. I really haven't decided on a particular topic I want to write about. I suppose I will just write about things that I find interesting or fun to write...and hopefully you will find interesting or fun to read! So, welcome to my blog! Glad you stopped by :).

By the way, here is my old blog if you are interested.