This is a new thing for me. I feel like a real live college student. Maybe because–that’s what I am.
Well, sort of.
Right now I’m sitting on a wooden bench in the middle of a college. I hear the fountain. I hear people’s voices. I hear music coming from a booth behind me, where a man tried to get me to register to vote only a few minutes ago. But I can’t register to vote, because… I’m sixteen.
Background: I am a junior in high school, attending a program called Running Start on a college campus. All the classes I am taking go toward both high school and college. So, that’s kinda neat. 🙂
It’s day two. So far I’m still running on first impressions of this place. So far I’m still trying to get used to coming to a place every day instead of every week (which is hard when you’ve been homeschooled your entire life). So far I’m still trying to figure out a regular schedule or routine.
But I’m also happy to find that “college” is not what I thought it would be. It’s not as scary. It’s not as lonely. Quite frankly, it’s not as big of a deal. Why? Because it’s just a new way to learn, a new way to do school, and–ultimately–a new way to trust God.
That’s my prayer this school year, this quarter, this week–that I would get closer to God through it all. And so far, it’s amazing to see how God has come through for me. My teachers are all quite nice, decent people. I have a lot of friends here. Transportation has worked out (so far). And in a lot of ways, God has provided. Little things, big things, ways I can’t see.
Anyway, I thought I would share this new chapter of my life with you. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be sharing some college stories on here in the weeks to come!
(and yes, I am still planning on posting on this blog 🙂 )