A year later, and here we are, finishing the school year off and continuing on with our lives. Finals are finishing up, and we are tying all of the loose ends of our assignments up and getting them all turned it. Some of us will be back next year, and some of us won’t be. We all have memories we will never forget, people we will never let go of, experiences we will never get the chance to be a part of again, and it all plays into our life we have encountered here at MNU.
As the hallways clear out, as the people pack their things, and as all of my friends drive away, it’s kind of sad. I think of the times I spent with people studying, messing around in the dorm late at night, going on midnight Taco Bell runs, and just living a college life, and it is pretty upsetting. Summer is here and all of that is gone. A new path is unfolding and I’m still caught up on the last one. I’m still wishing I didn’t have to leave even though I am excited that I am DONE with homework! I will have no more of that! No more ridiculous papers, no more 2 hour tests, or 4 hour study sessions! I…get…to..SLEEP! But no matter how excited I am about less work, I will still miss this life more.
But, despite the constant weight of the end of the school year, even though summer is here, MNU isn’t going anywhere! The home of the Pioneers will be right here where we left it. So I’m gonna keep my head up, keep my hopes high, and await the storm (by storm I mean summer :P)!! So get ready MNU! Cause I’m not done with you just yet! I still have 3 more years of this place; 3 more years of memories, 3 more years of people, and 3 more years of experiences; 3 more years of studying and 3 more years homework for hours on end :(; 3 more years of the college life and 3 more years sleepless nights. I still have 3 more years of living life as a Pioneer!
3 more years!!
So here we are, saying goodbye to freshman year! And hello to the rest of our lives!
This is the time when we all get summer fever. The last couple of days have been beautiful and some classes have even been outside! Our profs are the best!
A couple days ago some of my friends and I had a fish fry! The guys had gone fishing over the weekend so we all gathered in the back parking lot of Uphaus (an upperclassmen guys dorm) and had such a great time eating fish and fried potatoes and special recipe french fries. It definitely made us all crave summer that much more!
Next week is gonna be the last time that I get to share my life with all of you! I can’t believe everything I have gotten to do and experience over the past school year. One more week until I’m officially a junior in college. Such a crazy feeling.
I know that I should be reading and doing homework and writing and filling my brain with knowledge…BUT…I am so ready for summer and procrastination is sometimes just necessary! Now with that said – check out this video I found while not studying!
SUMMER IS COMING! and lemonade makes me just itch for some summer sun, lake, sports, friends, activities, and freedom!
<if you can’t tell i’m experiencing a little bit of summer fever.>
so i thought i would share a fabulous lemonade recipe with you.
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice and sliced lemons!
ENJOY SOME TASTY LEMONADE WHILE YOU WAIT FOR THAT LAST CLASS BELL TO RING!
Learn something new today: Guess what?! You already did! ^ You learned how to make a delectable pitcher of lemonade! Congratulations!
I know it’s just the beginning of February and the weather isn’t quite up to par with the mid-year months, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about the best time of the year, right? Typically the summertime is full of carefree attitudes, little responsibility, and lots of adventures. I mean, with no school, no bedtime, and no guidelines things can get a little crazy, of course in a sane, wholesome, moral way!
However, this summer may be a little different. It will most likely not lack adventure, but will include hard work and some responsibility. As of now there are a few options on the table for what could happen.
1) Do nothing
2) Go back to Wichita to work and intern at a church
3) Try and be part of the PR team at MNU
4) Go to Europe for school
All of these options seem plausible and most seem to fit in God’s plan or would at least allow Him to work. It’s these times that are the hardest. It’s when you want to honor Him with all you do and there seems to be more than one “right” way. It’s not that I think God will smite me if I choose doing nothing, but I want to be placed where it benefits the Kingdom, helps others grow, and develops myself in who He is. I guess all I need to do is pray and pursue different options. Often times we need to quit trying so hard and just do something. If I wait until I’m “sure” of what I should do I will have most likely miss out on most, if not all, of these opportunities.
Don’t let the fear of failure or the wrong decision EVER keep you back from striving. God honors the fight, the desire when your heart is in the right place. I’m not saying don’t ask for direction or purpose from Him, but don’t sit on the sidelines so long that you miss the opportunity to play the game.
Life will present a lot of plausible paths, lots of questions, and numerous obstacles. Always remember to keep on and keep God