Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm
College is an adventure. Recently some of my friends from high school came up to PUC for College Days. They asked me the usual questions about college: like how are the shower situations, what is it like living with a roommate, and are there any cute boys. However, the one thing that really stood out among my high school friends was that they were just scared of the unknown. A year ago, I was in their shoes. I was afraid of my inevitable future.
These past few months at PUC, though, have been a true joy and a blessing. At our last Colloquy, the candidates in the upcoming Student Association election gave their speeches. It makes me happy to know that we have a lot a great people wanting to lead their fellow students. I really look up to our leaders, and they inspire me to get involved on campus. Hopefully someday I can serve my school in the same way. SA also hosted their annual talent show this weekend. PUC has so many talented people. It was nice to be together as a student body and not worry about school for a couple hours. Studying has taken up most of my life lately, so it’s great to have those carefree moments.
College can also be stressful, especially with only a few weeks left in the quarter, but there is nothing we can’t overcome. A friend of mine showed me Matthew 11:28-30. It says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” This reminded me that even when school is hard, God will always be there to relieve any burdens I may have. Ever since I’ve attended PUC, I’ve come to fully appreciate church and the Sabbath. It has truly become my day of rest — the one day where I don’t have to worry about school and all my devotion can be toward God.
To those College Days kids and my fellow PUC students: College is nothing more than a stepping stone in that journey called life. There will be stressful days, but there will also be days of joy. We may not know where we are going next, but I do know that no matter where life takes you, one thing that will remain true is that God will be there every step of the way.
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