Lately, I have to admit this year has been a big change. I think it’s actually been challenging to lots of people around me. This is a new year with a whole new vibe which is super cool but it’s also kind of stressful. Classes are getting harder by the day and it seems like studying is a thing that I’m constantly doing when I want to hang with my friends and do those random, fun, freshman adventures I used to go on frequently.
But tonight was a night that brought me back to my freshman year. I never really realized this, but music and community are so good for the soul. As I was listening to Hunter Hayes and enjoying time with my friends tonight, I remembered that God has given me such an amazing group of people to be surrounded by for these four years. One reason why I chose to make TCU my home and fell in love with it was because of the “family” feel. Lately, this year it’s been challenging to fully see this feeling because I’ve been constantly running around and keeping up with school that I lost track of what it used to look like when I saw it as a freshman/incoming student. However, tonight God not only gave me a free Hunter Hayes concert that I enjoyed, but also He reminded me that TCU is my home and that he has given me my people. Looking around in the crowd and seeing so many people with so many stories and struggles like me, it made me realize that yes…. life can be challenging but I’m not alone. We are all in this together and make up one big horned frog family. It was such a joyful night to see friends I haven’t had the chance to catch up with and seeing how simple things like good community and music can make days like this worth every struggle.
Southern and Thankful