Look back and see how far you have come”
Coming into college, I didn’t know what to expect. Now, just a week away from graduation, I am able to look back on these four years and see the transformation that has occurred in my life.
Everybody tells you how quickly college flies past you. Everybody tells you how much MVNU will change your life. But it’s hard to grasp until one day you look back and see how far you have come since you awkwardly walked into the classroom that first day.
I came to MVNU as a psychology major, a softball player and a broken 18-year-old. I am leaving with a degree in public relations, experience as a sports editor for a newspaper and a deeper love for Jesus.
This place challenged me. I found courage to make decisions and stand behind them. I learned to let people invest in my life and cry to them when necessary. (Quick shoutout to all of my friends whom I love with all of my heart.) I learned to take advantage of opportunities that push me out of my comfort zone. I learned that everyone will at times feel alone, broken and helpless, and those are the most humbling moments, because they make us discover our desperate need for a loving God.
Being a part of the newspaper staff was one of those opportunities to get out of my comfort zone. The only time I considered getting involved in journalism was in middle school when Rory Gilmore was my role model.
Now, as my year as sports editor is coming to an end, I am so glad that I acted on the opportunity. It stretched me, it strengthened me and it provided me with new skills and friends that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.
You may not recognize it now, but this place will shape you into someone really amazing if you let it. Thank you to all of my professors, my coaches and my friends who have made this experience something to remember.
Four years go by quickly. Do something great with them.