Last week was wonderful. My friends made my birthday one of the best. It’s great having people you’ve known for a few months act like they’ve known you for your entire life. Just so ya know, even though this is a small town, you can always find some way to celebrate a birthday, night on the town, or a date. Corbin is only a 20 minute drive and there is tons of places like movies, bowling, tons of resturants, and my favorite, Fro-Yos (frozen yogurt.) We are also a hour’s drive south from Knoxville, Tenneessee – Home of the University of Tenneessee Vols (UK Wildcats all the way!!). Endless shopping, food, and entertainment. Tons of concerts are held here and in Corbin, too. If you’re coming from a big city, hopefully you won’t experience too much of a culture shock.
To top it all off, we played…excuse me, we hurt the Univeristy of Pikeville by 63-21, continuing our undefeated season and jumping from #14 to #12 in the NAIA. I was able to watch most of the second half due to Saturday afternoon practice. I enjoy being right next to the football field so we can get a score update every so often. However, I won’t be missing a second of our Homecoming game this weekend. UC is going to be pretty crowded with students, parents, alumini, and fans but it’s going to be worth it. With homecoming, we have had many activities going on. Monday, we had a huge poster sale in the BCC. They varied from favorite movies, bands, and art. Tuesday, we had two events. One was a guest speaker discussing the creation of Christian rock music. The other was a instrumentalist that played along with all popular hits.
Yesterday, we had a blood drive open to the public. I love to participate in giving blood but I decided not to since I had practice that afternoon. I do encourage you to donate when you can. Don’t let the fear of needles hold you back from saving 3 lives within minutes! I promise, I am the biggest baby when it comes to shots but when it comes to giving back to someone in need, it changes my perspective.
Tonight the school has set up a free movie night at the movie theatre in London (30 minutes off campus.) We get to choose any movie and I’m pretty sure we get popcorn and a drink for free too! Yeah my high school teachers were right…college is so hard.
Just kidding, college is somewhat difficult. If you do not have organization, study skills or time management skills, I highly recommend you cram before starting college. I’ve personally never had a problem with it, but I have friends that seem to get easily overwhelmed and stressed because they never had to in high school. My biggest issue is not knowing how to say no. I cannot turn down fun or an invite to hangout with friends for nothing. I’m terrible at pushing things off and doing them around 11 or 12. I learn the hard way when I get my test scores back.
I was told that there will be another Campus Discovery Day on October 20th. The campus will be absolutely beautiful covered in Fall colors! Just the other day Mrs.Taylor (the wife of the president of the university, Dr. Taylor!) was putting out her fall decorations! I hope you all have a great week!