I was all ready to have a quiet, almost non-existent Thanksgiving this year, but then everything changed.
Yeah it sounds sappy, and we always hear it said, but seriously, find time to rest this Thanksgiving break. Hopefully you will be returning home or at least spending the holiday with familiy members. If this is the case, sit back, chill out, and try to appreciate your time with them. I will be the first to admit that it can be much too easy to let your stress (from school or elsewhere) to get the better of you and act, let’s say, less than perfect, with your family or friends.
I know that you are out there and I know that you are many in number. Probably you read this section of our blog in expectation of gleaning great insight into the world of Bethel College Admissions. However, once again I am going to spare you the sordid details of my working life and focus on one or two highlights of the current fall semester.
Travel: This is one of the best parts of my job! For the last 1.5 months or so I have been on the road (not Jack Kerouac style–I get to drive my own vehicle and I avoid mind-altering substances). Did you know that Kansas is really beautiful? This is a discovery that I continually make as I drive to various high schools and college fairs during the fall.
Obviously being in Germany means making do with different day-to-day items and brands than I’m used to. For example, when I crave pickle relish, I have to buy pickles and cut them up and add the onion myself. And for some strange reason, I really miss my Lady Speed Stick Wild Freesia scented deodorant.
Grocery stores generally don’t have as wide a selection as American stores. At first I assumed this would be a huge annoyance, but at the moment…I can’t for the life of me figure out why the soup products at Dillon’s take up an entire half isle, when you can fit everything you need onto a few shelves.
I cannot resist expressing just how much I enjoy Halloween. Maybe it’s the sugar-rush talking, but All Hallow’s Eve is one of my most cherished days of the year!
If you have a chance today (if you bother reading this on Halloween) swing by Moundridge and try to find my parents’ house, it’ll be the one with a massive graveyard in front and a skeleton hanging in a cage on the front porch.
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