Friday, September 24, 2010

A Taste of College Life

Although I could easily write a 3-page post of things I dislike about Liberty, in my determination to be positive, I am going to write a much shorter list of likes instead. ;)

1. David's Place. David's Place is a small music building at North Campus devoted entirely to the music/worship department. They have sound-proof music rooms with really nice pianos where you can go and practice for hours. Sheer bliss!

2. The trail. I just discovered a lovely little trail that runs from our dorm on south campus to the dining hall at main campus. It's very pretty and peaceful. A perfect place to stroll leisurely along and collect your thoughts after a busy day.

3. The coffee shops. On Liberty's campus there are two Jazzman's Cafes and one Starbucks. So far my favorite things to get are: the blueberry muffin, the chai glazed pumpkin muffin, the strawberries and creme frappucino, and the caramel apple spice. I just have to be careful not to make a habit of it. ;)

4. The library. Although this place has an extremely long list of dislikes to go with it, the library is probably one of my favorite places. There are so many books I want to read and so little time to read them! They also have a whole wall of dvds. This is another place I have to be careful of, especially when I have a lot of homework to do! ;)

5. Studying on my brother's blanket outside. On these gorgeous September days it's so delightful to grab my books and escape the dreary dorm for awhile. I don't know what I'm going to do when winter rolls around and I'm cooped up all the time. What an awful thought!

Well, I hope I've given you a little taste of college life. And if you think it's all roses and sunshine, think again. I could go on forever about the crowded buses, the endless stream of homework, and the awful food. But I won't. :) Embrace wherever God has you. (And if you live in the country, consider yourself doubly blessed!!!)


Denise said...

I'm impressed with you ability to see things to be grateful for, even though I know you miss the NC area and home a lot.

Also, a pumpkin muffin with chai glaze sounds SO delicious! I make a brownie with a chai frosting that is SOOO good! I found a recipe online the other day for chai-spiced oatmeal for the morning, and I just know Elyana and I will love it. It just needs to get a bit chillier here. Anyway, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon are such autumnal flavors to me!

Catherine said...

It is delicious! I'd love to try to make some when I go home for fall break. Chai-spiced oatmeal sounds amazing! I love fall foods. :)