Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Friday

More than textbooks and homework, fall semester at college inevitably means a new year of dorm life. Where else but a girls' college dorm would you...
  • Get ready for an 8:00 or 9:00 AM class to the sounds of Air 1 playing in the hall bathroom?
  • Eat chips and salsa on a Tuesday night listening to others' testimonies?
  • Hear a knock at your door, call "Come in," and are offered a chocolate cake ball?
  • Do a work-out video (played on your laptop) with your roommate?
  • Get startled out of your homework-induced coma by the sounds of a fire alarm (set off by popcorn burnt in the microwave)?
  • Go to bed to the tune of slamming doors and conversations filtering in through your open window?
  • Meet a bunch of wonderful girls, make great new friends, and have an opportunity to learn more about communication and cooperation through living with other people (both similar to and different from you)?
I realize that a lot of the blessings of dorm life I've experienced have to do with the fact that I go to an amazing Christian school called Corban University. =) I love it here! There are some challenges to living in a dorm, for sure, but overall it's a fun and memorable experience - one that will be over all too quickly. So for now, I'll take the burnt popcorn incidents with the chocolate cake balls. Here's to the fall semester of my senior year!!

10 comments:

Linda said...

Good Morning Amber, So glad you've settled in and are making new friends! Blessings for the rest of the semester!

Kav said...

You make it sound like so much fun! Enjoy your year...and be thankful you're not dorming at the universities in my town. They have bed bugs! Ugh!

Ariel said...

I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! My year has been amazing too :D I'm joining our gospel choir!!!! It's SO much fun! :D

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Hi Amber! I wanted to let you know that I've awarded you "The Versatile Blogger Award" on my blog, http://gwendolyngage.blogspot.com/ Congratulations!

Amanda said...

Hi Amber!! My friend, I feel just terrible I haven't stopped by or even replied to your last email! :( I'm so sorry! I finally have a little time today and the brain power to string coherent words together so I wanted to stop by and say hi and I miss you!!!

So happy you're enjoying school and settling in. Sounds like you're having fun ;) Praise the Lord you're at a Christian school with like minded minds and hearts, what a blessing!

Well, hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to respond to that email you sent me! Can't wait! ;) God bless you, dear friend, and I will talk to you soon!

Blessings,
Amanda

Amber S. said...

Linda,

Thanks so much! :) I was a little nervous about this year (even though it's my senior year!) because it seemed like a lot of people I knew weren't returning or were living in a different dorm. But it's great to make new friends, too! :) Plus, I have all of my dear blogging friends!!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Kav,

Oh, ick! Yes, I'm definitely glad there aren't bedbugs here (that I'm aware of...)!

And yes, it can be very fun! Sometimes, not so fun... (ie: fire alarms and slamming doors) But overall, fun! ;)

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Ariel,

Thank you! And so glad to hear things are going well for you! Gospel choir sounds fabulous! :D

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Gwendolyn,

Aww, thank you so much!! :)

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Amanda!!!

Oh, dear friend, I've missed you!! I know you've been keeping busy, though, and I'm just glad to know you're doing well. :) Please don't feel bad! Getting your e-mail responses will be even sweeter now because of the wait time. :) And I might just have some more to e-mail you when you're ready! ;)

Yes, I am so grateful that God brought me to this great school! :)

God bless you, too, and can't wait to talk to you again soon!

~Amber