September is almost over and I haven’t blogged…not even once! I’ve only got a few hours left before the end of the month, so I better go quick! Here is a recap on Joeli’s September.
School – I’m back in the full swing of school. As non-exciting as that sounds, I must say, I am really enjoying my coursework this year. I’m taking a few Business courses, a Psychology class, and an elective. My favorite class is Theology 432 – Major World Religions. I feel like I have learned SO much already and we are only a few weeks in. So far, we’ve specifically looked at Judaism and Islam. Through studying these religions, I’ve been made so aware of how blessed I am to have been raised in a Christian home. I am so thankful for parents, family, and peers who have helped to guide me to the “Way, the Truth, and the Light.”
Roomies – A big change from last year was moving from off-campus housing back to the dorms. I’ll be honest and admit it was something I wasn’t too excited about…but I should have been. I am living in apartment style housing—which makes it feel a little less “dorm-y” than I’d imagined. The closeness to classes is awesome—an extra ten minutes of sleeping in each day! But the best part? My roommates! In the little over a month we’ve lived together, the five of us have made so many memories together and strengthened our friend-y bonds. As Courtney would say it, “Sometimes I just want to cry thinking about how much I love you girls!” Well said, girl…well said.
Derek – I got to see Derek way back on Labor Day weekend. It was fun, but so long ago I can hardly remember! I was planning on visiting him this past weekend, but instead was stricken down by the worst sickness I’ve had in my life (S/O to my roommates for taking such good care of me..told you they’re great!). Derek and I got to meet halfway for supper and an afternoon on the dunes a few weeks ago, too. It was a wonderful, wonderful day! Hopefully, I’ll get to see him this coming weekend, just need to find a ride to the beloved “Promise Land” aka Western Michigan. I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE HIM!!!!!!!!!
Wiscaaaansin – Last weekend I traveled back to Wisconsin to spend time at home. I love home. Alaina and I had a sleepover both nights (sistas!!), and I cannot wait to go back again for Fall Reading Break. I’ll get to see my family, MOH, and enjoy some time at home! It will come at a good time, because I need to swap out for my fall sweaters and scarves! 8 days and counting!
That’s my September summed up pretty quickly. It’s been one filled with community, and I am so thankful for that. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
Have a wonderful October! (I promise I’ll post more than once!)