Well it is once again, another year at Bethel. So much has changed since my freshman year but so much has stayed the same. The night before last, I was actually nervous for the first day of school! I had a hard time falling asleep and then I woke up entirely too early. One would think that that sort of nervousness would fade over time… but it hasn’t. Yesterday, I sat in on the first convocation of the year. Mind you, I haven’t attended the first convocation since my freshman year–and I somehow missed my march across the stage while in the restroom. Faculty and staff spoke of the students that left a mark on them personally and each story was one of inspiration. I hope that one day I can live up to any student they spoke of. It felt a little bit awkward staring at the freshman while people spoke, but it gave me a chance to study who was up there. There was that sweet girl I played tennis with in high school…and that really talented kid I counseled from Music Camp… It made me excited to see how the kids I knew had grown. I was especially excited to see who these people would become. I hope that with this blog readers won’t find me too boring. I suppose I am now considered a non-traditional student? My goals for this school year might be a little different from the average student anyway. I am concerned about finding my groove while balancing study time, family time and house cleaning time. I hope that being a newlywed won’t prove to be too hard to handle with school. I have always been a near-straight-A-student and will face the challenge of staying one.