As my time at Samford comes to an end, the only word that seems to be coming to mind is: bittersweet. I say this because while I am excited to be graduating, I will miss being a student here. I will miss being a part of student organizations; I will miss all of the events in Ben Brown; I will miss Convocation services, and so much more.
When I first came to Samford, I felt so excited to be in a new environment and so anxious because I didn’t know how my college experience would turn out. As a graduating senior, I look back and remember a lot of wonderful memories. And while I do have some regrets, I am grateful for this experience.
I am grateful because Samford allowed me to nurture my spiritual, physical, social, occupational, mental, and emotional health. I was able to access opportunities that not only made me a better Christian but also a better human being.
While I have learned so much from my time here, I am just in awe of all the achievements that I have made at Samford. If there’s one lesson that I’ve learned from my time here, it’s that I am capable of achieving anything.
As I continue to make my way through life, I will never forget my Samford experience and the lessons I’ve learned, the friendships I’ve made, and the memories that I will never forget.
To all those who are currently still in college, here are a few lessons that I’ve learned that I hope will help you as you continue your time at Samford.
- Always schedule time to rest and relax.
- Treasure the little things.
- Try to find meaning in every situation, whether it’s a class project, student activity, or even just a conversation with your friend.
- It’s ok to not participate in something unless it’s a class assignment 🙂
- Just take things one day at a time.
- Be open to trying new things.
- Have Fun!