***so just a little FYI: this was meant to be posted last night, but I was so tired that I fell asleep. Sorry. Enjoy!
Okay...so, wow...today as been such a great day. First, I want to rewind just a little bit...
Friday February 7th, 2014:
It is snowing and icy and my parents and I make our way to Fort Worth, Texas, for a preview day at TCU for admitted students. I was feeling the pressure of deciding on what college to attend and I had no idea what I was going to do. I was scared and I was worried. How would I ever decide? What if I was looking in the wrong place? What should I do? In state (Arkansas, my comfort zone) or out of state (outside my comfort zone)? I was scared. I came to TCU that day not really looking for anything, but I found so much. I found a family. I found a place that I felt like God was leading me to. It was weird, but I just had a feeling. I saw myself on campus. I saw myself being a tour guide and helping others fall in love with TCU.
Today, one year later, this circle, and a year, was complete. I'll admit, there were some moments where I doubted that I would see the fulfillment of my vision that day, but...today it came. Man, was I ready for that!
Today, again...one year later, during the Experience TCU, I had the opportunity to give my first tour. It was so cool, and so special, to me. I had to get up at 6:30, but it was so worth it. I got to lead a tour with a fabulous co ("co" is an upper class man that they pair us with), and it was awesome. I thought back to last year...to all the uncertainty and worry. ..and then I look at things now... at how God's plan worked out. I can't help but be in AWE of all he does for me everyday. He had this planned for me, and he knew that this part of my life was going to work out just like it has, even though I had a few concerns, ha! It is His job, ans he makes no mistakes. I posted a brief version of this story on my insta and TCU actually reposted it on all of their media, which was so cool to me. Its also kind of funny because I had been posting about TCU all week, and saying that they needed to follow me...LOL. In addition to all of this, I got to be a part of the student panel. This is when prospective students spend about 30 minutes in a room with a current student and they get to ask them anything they want with no faculty or parents in the room. I remember being in that room and having so many questions to ask, but being too scared to ask them. Still...so crazy to me. I will say, I was kind of nervous about being the one questions were directed to because I didn't know what they were going to ask, and if I even knew what the answers to their questions would be. But, it actually turned out to be great! It was one if my favorite things about the day. I mean the questions were not that bad, and I realized I had more answers than I imagined. I even had some people come up to me after and say thank you!! I mean, how nice is that?? There were a lot of others things made the day great, but I will get to those when I post tonight! I am just thankful for the full circle God drew for me. It was such a great circle, too! Be thankful for the times in life that may seem scary because one day you will look back and ask yourself "what did I have to be scared about??". You have a God that loves you and He has a plan for you. I can't think of anything any better than this to be thankful for!! Enjoy your day and stay tuned for how the second part of this wonderful day went! Go Frogs and Go Thankful!
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 student at 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!