Last night as I was with a group of friends anxiously waiting for the weather to start and for word about school being cancelled all of our phones went off, almost in sync, and many prayers had been answered... no school on Monday February 23rd! It was almost as if you could hear the excitement ring from every corner of campus. A snow day, I have learned, is different to many people all over the globe. TCU is very diverse and because of that everyone here has a different version of a "snow day" . Some say...
1. Snow days are very rare because it snows pretty much all winter.
2. What's a snow day? I have never had one before.
3. Snow Day= Ice Day
In Arkansas, snow days are few, but ice days are frequent. In all honestly, we never cared because it was a day off of school nonetheless. I guess Texas is the same because today we had our very first ice day. It was pretty funny to hear what everyone had to say about it. Some just set outside in awe because they had never seen anything like it and some thought it was stupid because to them... this was nothing. The common bound our campus shared today was that everyone was simply happy. Maybe you got another day to study for your tests? Maybe you got a day to relax and watch Netflix? Maybe you got a day to do the things you didn't do yesterday because you had a feeling we would have no class? Maybe the day didn't really effect you that much? Whatever happened, the majority of TCU was happy. People were all over the place taking pictures, sledding, pretending to be professional ice skaters, but really the options today seemed limitless. I woke up and went to iHop and then my friend Michelle and I went exploring on the campus... AKA time to use the GoPro. You know, I love that thing, but I don't really use it that often unless an event like today comes along... I was glad to break that cool cat out. We first went to the Football stadium. That was an adventure and yes, we have video to prove it all. It was very amusing, but we got some great pictures (lol all that matters... jk) and had some great laughs. Then, we went to the commons because that was where the real action was taking place. Everyone was all around taking in all the campus had to offer on this white day. It was a fun morning overall, but the best thing happen this afternoon.
I am blessed to live in a dorm with wonderful residents and even better RA's (resident assistant's). We have a bible study every Thursday and then we have an occasional worship where we get together as a group and sing worship songs. It is always a pretty rewarding experience. At TCU, I am sure other schools are like this too, students have to apply to become resident assistants and the task of getting this job an be a tad stressful and hard. TCU wants to hire the best students to take and mentor the other students. In my building we had six people apply to be RA's and the decision letters just so happened to come out while we were worshiping. It spread like wildfire! One person got an e-mail, read it, everyone waited nervously, and then everyone cheered because all six cool kids who applied in our dorm will be RA's next semester and that is a big deal. Especially for them... A lot was up in the air. They didn't know what type of living plans to make for next year or who to try and live with because that all depended on the RA outcome. I am so excited and happy for all 6 of those who got it, but I am especially happy for my good friend Michelle because I know she is going to make a great RA. She was very worried and I remember telling her that God had a plan and it would all work out. Can you imagine all that unknown in your life? It can make a person very worried. I am so happy for Michelle and everyone else!
In the words of Michelle, "Today is the best day!!!"
So there you have it... Even and Ice Day can be a great day! Tomorrow all schools in Fort Worth are closed, but TCU is starting at 12... I am not really sure how that makes sense, considering I fell today when playing on the ice
(see snapchat story).
Good thing I don't have class on Tuesday's! Wherever you are. Whatever weather you are experiencing. I hope you remember that any day can be a good day... you just have to embrace the good in it. Stay warm... Don't fall on the ice and be thankful for all that life has to offer. Here's to hoping the snow predicted for Wednesday comes through and here's to being thankful for it all.
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!