Today is a very special day for me. Today is a day that always brings a smile to my face and makes me grateful for a lot of things in my life. Today is February 6th and some would say this is a day that my life changed.
Three years ago today I visited TCU for the fourth time. It was Experience TCU, which is a day on campus for admitted students only. My parents and I were here as the time to make the college decision was fast approaching. I remember being so nervous about this when looking back I should have enjoyed it a little more. The possibilities are endless during that time and that was something I should not have been so afraid of. On this day at TCU it was snowing and icy everywhere. I also forgot a jacket, which was fun. At the end of the day my parents and I were discussing pro's and con's of the university (it was obvious my mom was team tcu) and I remember just having this feeling. TCU was where I wanted to call home and it was on February 6th that I was positive of that.
Two years ago I was a new member of Student Foundation and gave my first tour. It was such a crazy day. I remember looking back and thinking about how quickly time flies and how cool it was the amount of things I was able to do in just a year. Now I look back at all the tours I have given and the selfies I have taken my groups. Time is still flying, y'all. Giving that first tour I had this feeling come over me...the same feeling that I had felt just one year earlier.
Today I gave another tour (I have lost count at this point) with one of my frog campers turned good friend and yet again I was reminded of the feeling that always seems to come around on this day.
This reoccurring feeling is one I don't think I will ever forget. From that tour on February 6,2014, to this day I am constantly reminded why I chose TCU, but today especially. I could not decide before whether I wanted to go in state or out of state-that was the big question. For me, I wanted somewhere that I could really take a leap of faith and be adventurous. I wanted a place that I could call home and a place that would help me grow into the man I always wanted to be. A place that would aid in the development of my self confidence on a regular basis. A place that I would feel that it was okay to be myself. On this day I recognized that TCU was that place. I saw how everyone on campus was so nurturing and invested in the freshmen and I guess that feeling was the start of a lot of confident decisions for me. I get this same feeling as I walk around campus and give tours. And especially today seeing I am no longer the young one being poured in to as much, but I am now the one pouring into the younger students and that my friends is almost what you call full circle.
I thank TCU for helping me grow in ways that I never imagined. I thank you for welcoming me into this horned frog family and allowing me to do things everyday that I love. I thank you for the people that have invested in me and cared about me. I thank you for the relationships and friendships that started here and will continue well beyond my years on campus. I thank you for teaching in and out of the classroom. I thank you for giving me everything I could have imagined in a college experience, and then some. I thank you for constantly reminding me why I chose TCU, especially today. I thank you for February 6th...the day I felt what it was like to make one of the greatest decisions possible.
Go frogs. Go STUFO. Stay 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!