Tonight was a night that reminded me how blessed and thankful I am to be at TCU. As a bunch of y'all already know, I'm a tour guide for my university and I come up with lots of things to be thankful for here; but tonight there was something extra special. Every year TCU has their annual fall concert in the campus commons. It's a free concert that you can enter with your student ID (and you can bring a free guest too) and the university brings in a big time band/artist to play for the horned frog community. Earlier this year I was super excited to find out that TCU was bringing the country singer Hunter Hayes. Before listening to his music tonight I didn't really know a lot of his songs, but I was looking forward to hear some good country music.
Lately, I have to admit this year has been a big change. I think it's actually been challenging to lots of people around me. This is a new year with a whole new vibe which is super cool but it's also kind of stressful. Classes are getting harder by the day and it seems like studying is a thing that I'm constantly doing when I want to hang with my friends and do those random, fun, freshman adventures I used to go on frequently.
But tonight was a night that brought me back to my freshman year. I never really realized this, but music and community are so good for the soul. As I was listening to Hunter Hayes and enjoying time with my friends tonight, I remembered that God has given me such an amazing group of people to be surrounded by for these four years. One reason why I chose to make TCU my home and fell in love with it was because of the "family" feel. Lately, this year it's been challenging to fully see this feeling because I've been constantly running around and keeping up with school that I lost track of what it used to look like when I saw it as a freshman/incoming student. However, tonight God not only gave me a free Hunter Hayes concert that I enjoyed, but also He reminded me that TCU is my home and that he has given me my people. Looking around in the crowd and seeing so many people with so many stories and struggles like me, it made me realize that yes.... life can be challenging but I'm not alone. We are all in this together and make up one big horned frog family. It was such a joyful night to see friends I haven't had the chance to catch up with and seeing how simple things like good community and music can make days like this worth every struggle.
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!