Alyssia—Giving Southern a Try
My high school bible teacher told my class during our senior year that we would change just as much during our four years in college as we did during our four years in high school. I will admit the thought terrified me as I graduated and came to Southern. The thought that college life was so different than anything I had yet experienced petrified me, especially when I considered how much I grew and changed during academy. Coming to Southern, I didn’t see how I could change much more, or how I needed to. And looking back on my first year in college, all I can say is….. Wow.
I’m really not sure how to describe how I’m feeling, but it’s definitely a mixture of happiness, excitement to have accomplished what I have, fear of the future, and anxiousness about my future classes and career. But I also feel more confident in myself, love from new friends, and faithful towards God.
I’ve been through a lot this year. Classes I took taught me that I am earning the right degree for me, and others challenged me in whether or not I have the skills to get where I’m headed.
I’ve also made several new friends while still trying to set aside time for my old ones. I’ve made connections with professors, professionals, and proactive students. I’ve eaten plenty of junk food and plenty of veggies. I’ve desired a car and the choice to become a child again. Some nights I asked God why He even made me and others I rejoiced in Him, thanking Him for the ability to come to Southern.
Everyone’s experience at Southern is difficult. No one has a completely positive or negative experience here, it’s always a mixture of both. I can’t tell you that Southern is the right school for you. But I can tell you that God will work with you to make your experience here or at any other school is worthwhile. You just need to make the decision to step out and attend college and better yourself as a person.
I’m really glad I came to Southern. I don’t know how to sum up my experience in the best way possible, but I just know that my time here was worthwhile, and I think your time here will be good too, if you decide to give Southern a try.