You Have Arrived
In a way, the college experience reminds me of a road trip . . . the kind you take with some of your best friends. When I began college, I knew only the end destination and some critical factors in the way of getting to that destination; I also knew that God's map was much larger than mine. He had (and still has) the actual details for the journey. You could say that God holds my life's GPS.
After four jam-packed, thrilling years at PCC, I'm almost done with undergraduate courses and looking forward to graduation day on May 7. It's such an awesome feeling to realize that I've almost completed exactly what I came to PCC for in the first place. I'll finally have a degree. I still can't believe that I'm actually near the end. Where did the time go?
College can be described in many ways—fun, tough, busy, stretching, or downright exhausting. When all is said and done, however, college can be incredibly rewarding. I know it has been for me. Personally, I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to attend PCC back in 2010. I wouldn't be the person I am today without the experiences I've had and the people I've met.
Like me, many students will walk across the platform of the Crowne Centre and get a diploma signifying completion. Others will continue on their "road trip" (hopefully enjoying the pit stops along the way). Looking back, I'm thankful for each curve in the road, bumpy situation, and roadblock: each one has taught me something important. Enjoying the journey is important no matter what stage of life you happen to be in. I wonder if you'll see God's better plan (as I have) when your college GPS says, "You have arrived."0