This week has been filled with many activities, meetings, class cancellings, and what not. However, I must say, I have enjoyed the week for the most part.
I sleep on the top bunk in my dorm room, and on the first night in my new room, I took the bare necessities up to my ceiling view: journal, bible, pencil, question book, and Dr. Seuss book. Of course, I’ve learned to downsize the amount of English/Creativity things that I sleep with since my bed is smaller here than home, but I kept my Dr. Seuss book under my pillow the whole first semester. (This second semester, the book hasn’t even made it out of my car yet!) My pillow is a lovely Tempur Pedic kind so I rarely felt the book unless I scooped my hands under the pillow to move or fix it. Usually the light is out and I don’t want to wake my roommate, so I would just grab the book in its place, just feeling how hard it is, still new, barely torn, hardly dusty, and then I go to sleep. What’s the Dr. Seuss book? Well, it’s got a lot of memories…
It’s the “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” book. At a Church camp that I went to with my Youth group, the Speaker would end the week-long fun by reading this book about “climbing your mountain.” When I went to have my senior pictures done by the wonderful Liz Thomas (whom you should Facebook-like after you finish reading), she asked where I wanted to go in life, who I wanted to be, and essentially, I said whatever and wherever God leads me. When she uploaded my senior sneak-peeks on the internet, my album title was “Today is your day… your mountain is waiting…” which is a significant line in the Dr. Seuss book. That book was a graduation present from my Parents, and oh how I love them. They’ve been wonderful to me and guided me so much. Another person that’s guided me quite a bit in high school was my Youth Pastor, who wrote in my Bible, and what did he put in there? “Your mountain is waiting.”
It’s cool if you haven’t read the book. It’s basically about all the places you can go, things you can do, hardships that will come, fun places you will be, and who you will turn into as you face and climb your mountain. I know this has nothing to do with UC necessarily, but it does, let me get to it…
UC is a part of my mountain that I’m going to climb. And I haven’t had a really cool sign-off phrase like Zac and Kandace do. I wanted to kind of end each post with something. If I were to have a sign-off phrase, it would be “Off to my mountain now.” Which is super cheesy, but nevertheless true. I’m going somewhere in this life. YOU are going somewhere in this life. You have a mountain to face and climb! I have one too. Wouldn’t that be grand, if we could climb our mountains together at UC? You don’t have to say yes. (But you should still sign up for Discovery Day)
So for today I will sign off, with the most sentimentally authentic thing I can say:
Off to climb my mountain,