How are you all doing? I hope all is well. This week I finished my second fall semester of my college career. Like the rest of the year, this semester has gone by exceptionally fast. It has been a period of growth in my academic, spiritual life, and social life. I wanted to give a brief recap of how my semester went down.
This semester was probably one of the most demanding academic semesters yet. It was the first semester without general education classes. All of my classes were pertinent to my major (broadcast journalism) and minor (Spanish). One class that I took that really gave me a run for my money,was Electronic News Gathering. This was essentially the first television photography/ videography class. It was a major learning curve because I had NO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE. I learned how to shoot news packages, VO (voice overs), standups and more. Although I want to be a television reporter, learning how to shoot is a skill that I will take with me as an asset and for some a requirement in my field. I’m still far from where I want to be, but I now have a good foundation for growth in my field.
I have also improved significantly with my Spanish speaking and writing skills. I’m on the borderline of fluency. My teacher even suggested that I major in it. (I won’t be doing that) I was so honored my the suggestion. This academic semester gave me some exciting perspective that I can really reach my career goals.
This semester I have reached a new maturity in my spiritual walk. I’m praying more than I ever have before and have found a deeper appreciation for reading the word. I’m truly so in love with Jesus. I led a bible study small group for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. This was probably one of the highlights of the semester. All my life I’ve been asking God to be used as a vessel for his kingdom. This leadership position, definitely helped me to do that.
I also joined the choir at my church. It’s been so much fun. I feel like I have rekindled my love for praise and worship.
I have to admit, I wasn’t as active in the social sphere as I would have liked to be. I made a couple of new friends this semester, but I didn’t hang out with my friends as much as I would have liked too. I’m on the executive board for the African Student Organization (social chair) which has brought both highs and lows. This semester has really taught me to cherish the friendships that I do have. I feel like I learned who my true friends were and others who are not as genuine.
I hope to spend more time doing me and relaxing more next semester.
That pretty much sums up this semester. If you have any questions, comments or anything, please reach out to me in the contact section. I would also love to hear about how your semesters or fall in general went.