A Raider reflection

It is finally hitting me that the school year is ending. It feels unreal – it has gone by so quickly! I am a bit sad about leaving, but as I have been packing up the things in my dorm room, I have been reflecting on this past year and all the things I am to be thankful for.


I have made so many new friends this year who have been such amazing blessings in my life. Whether I met them on my dorm wing, in a class, or through mutual friends, I know that God placed each of them in my life for a reason. Some of them are teaching me to like coffee (it’s a work in progress) and others are teaching me to be more adventurous (in a good way), but all of them have made me realize how lucky I was to meet them on this campus. The relationships you form at Northwestern are unlike any other. You make great friends for life here. These friends help you grow, listen to you when you’re down, and are willing to help you when you need it. I am going to miss these friends over the summer.

Another huge blessing this past year was my dorm wing. I had the opportunity to live among such an amazing group of gals. From day one they were all so kind, welcoming, and helpful. The other day many girls from my wing willingly helped me complete a large project for one of my classes the morning it was due. I was overwhelmed by their kindness and took a moment to thank God for the amazing, godly wing family he made me a part of. I will miss them, our Tuesday night wing dinners, late night talks in the hallway, and the endless laughing this summer.

This past year, I had so many different chances to try new things. I took an internship position with a woman in town alongside two other Northwestern students. I learned so many new skills related to my major through this internship and was able to apply my abilities to help real clients. Outside of academics, I stepped out of my comfort zone and danced and lip synced alongside my Airband group during Northwestern’s annual competition. These were just a few of the many new things I tried this year, but maybe two of the most exciting for me. I am so thankful that I was able to try these things through Northwestern and I hope to try many more next year!