With the semester three weeks underway, I’m starting to get into the swing of my new routine. Due to some surprise credits transferring, I’m only taking 12 credits (4 classes) this semester. I’m also working 19 hours a week at Moody Distance Learning, serving as Events Coordinator for Puente, and staying active in a Gospel Community (small group) through my church. This semester has been wonderful so far, but I’ll show you pictures rather than making you read about it!
Puente (meaning bridge) is a student group at Moody which seeks to bridge the gap between Moody students and Hispanic neighborhoods in Chicago, while also raising awareness and education about the city’s Hispanic population. We have some great events planned for this semester, as well as regular weekly meetings. This is my first year on the executive committee, and though I’m the only newbie to Exec, I’ve been welcomed with open arms and couldn’t ask for a better group to work with. As Events Coordinator, I am responsible for filling out event proposals, coordinating details for events, and making posters to promote the events.
Molly and I are sharing Houghton 501 again this year. I have my side of the room set up almost exactly the same way it was first semester of last year, so it hardly feels like any time has gone by since I left! Molly and I are in the process of fixing our lighting in some way – we’re thinking string lights across the ceiling, to make our little space feel more like home.
Labor Day Weekend
Last weekend was Labor Day weekend, so I pulled a classic Blythe Collins move and threw some friends in my car for a good-old-fashioned-10-hour-each-way road trip to Piatt Lake. Despite the never-ending drive, we had an amaaaaaazing weekend away soaking up the last bits of summer. We went tubing, did homework on the beach, explored the campgrounds, ate good food, watched the sunset, laughed more than is probably healthy, and enjoyed a bonfire on Lake Superior. It was a wonderful way to say goodbye to summer and prepare for the upcoming school year, as well as getting to know some new friends.
This year has started out wonderfully, and I can’t wait to see how it continues.