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Student Blogs | Lauren Armstrong

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm


It’s so hard to believe: My four years at PUC are (almost) finished. It seems like forever ago I couldn’t wait to start college and be “on my own.” Now I only have less than a week of classes and a short week of finals standing between me and my degree. These last four years have really flown by, but when I look at all I’ve experienced and learned, it seems like a lifetime has passed.

I’ve enjoyed compiling this letter each week and writing stories to keep you informed about the goings-on at PUC. It’s been a great experience. Plus, copyediting for the Campus Chronicle for the past three years has given me the chance to spend time doing what I love with people who are just as passionate about it as I am. It’s a true blessing, and I hope I don’t find that this is rare in the work world.

I’m leaving this place a different person than when I entered. I’ve grown so much as a person with help from professors encouraging me when I’m afraid I can’t do it and pushing me to reach my potential. Academic knowledge isn’t the only kind of knowledge I’ve gained, though; it seems like I’ve benefitted in every area. I’ve matured spiritually and emotionally as well, and I’m going to miss the chance to gather together as a college community to praise God on Friday nights.

As cliché as it may sound, only God knows what the future holds for me. I’m doing my part—putting in that last strong effort to get my degree, applying for as many jobs as I can, researching apartments, and planning my wedding. This time I’m really going to be “on my own,” but I know no matter what is in my future, I will take with me everything this institution has taught me.

Lauren Armstrong
Senior, Journalism