Hello, We Took the Road Less Traveled friends! Thanks for stopping by Becoming Bailey on this lucky Friday the 13th. You see, today’s a lucky day for me as it’s my last day as a college student– tomorrow, I officially become a Murray State alum. It’s been a long 3 and a half years, but I’ve finally gotten my college degree!
Fridays around these parts are a day I like to call “Rewind Day” where I look back on my favorite things about the week. In honor of my graduation week, I’m looking back on my 5 favorite things about my time as a Murray State Racer.
5. All-Campus Sing. It’s a Murray State tradition where clubs and organizations organize a “show choir” to perform on the steps of beautiful Lovett Auditorium in the Quad. I always enjoy going, rain or shine. To read about the 2013 ACS, check out this post.
4. The campus ministries. During my time in college, my faith has grown so much. I am so thankful for the student ministries for encouraging this. I’ve made some great friends, joined (and even led!) a Bible study, went on a mission trip to Nashville, and even had the opportunity to preach.
3. My professors and classes. I have been so fortunate to have such wonderful professors in the Criminal Justice department. Whenever I’ve needed help with a class or career advice, they’ve been happy to meet with me. In fact, nearly all of the Murray State staff have been so helpful and nice! I’ve loved my Criminal Justice classes and learned so much.
2. Elizabeth Hall. At Murray State University, dorms are referred to as residential colleges. Instead of just being places where students live, they’re places where communities form. I’ve made my closest friendships in Elizabeth Hall, where my friends were just a stone’s throw from my room. I’ll admit, the noise and chaos of “dorm life” hasn’t always been enjoyable, but I’ll miss the community of it all.
1. The friends I’ve made. I cannot even attempt to describe how much my friendships that I’ve formed while at MSU have impacted my life. From the trips to the lake house, to the 2 am ‘parties’ in Springer, to the hours spent chatting at Winslow, to the tears shed, and the giggles and smiles, I look back on it all with such joy. My friends have been such a blessing to me and I’m so thankful for them. I will miss you all so much