Time flown by
December 3rd, 2012 | Hope Hamilton
Once upon a time I was a new student at Evangel. I didn’t know the clock tower’s name was Carl. I didn’t know where Zimmerman 105 was. I didn’t know when open-dorm nights were. And I most certainly didn’t know any people.
The past 14 weeks have felt like a lifetime, but at the same time they have gone by insanely fast. So much has transpired in the past few months that I feel like more days are needed than were used to cover those happenings.
Since coming to Evangel my life has changed. I have new amazing friends. I go to a great church which I love. I have built great relationships with fantastic professors. And I have gotten to know Springfield as a sort of home.
Everything that was so foreign to me just a mere four months ago; from what line to get in during lunch, to the names of the buildings on campus; is now home, and I love it.
Once upon a time I was filled with worries about moving 1,200 miles away from home where I didn’t know a soul, but now I am already filled with anticipation for next semester. When I moved here I never imagined I would love Evangel as much as I do, and I am so grateful to God every day for bringing me here.
All of these words come with a bittersweet taste, for I cannot believe my first semester is already coming to a close. This week is the last full week of classes before finals begin, and before I know it I’ll be home for Christmas.
I have had so many amazing opportunities since coming to Evangel, and I have built lasting connections. I have had the pleasure of being on yearbook staff, working in the admissions department, being involved in CROSSwalk student ministries, and in all of those forming friendships to last a lifetime.
There are a few regrets I hold from my first semester, but so many more cherished memories. I will never forget this fall, and I am looking forward to returning in the spring for round two of great adventures.