Speed bumps in the road called life

So I have hit another road bump in the journey to find a roommate. The girl who was going to be my roommate didn’t get approved by the rental company, then she did. However, when she came to look at the apartment. I had not even thought about the staircase and getting a bed larger than a twin up the stairs. She is going to buy a new mattresses and wants to get a queen, but a queen seems pretty much impossible to get up the stairs. So, not wanting to wait 2 weeks to see if the mattress movers could maybe get it up the stairs and putting ourselves in a worse situation if it doesn’t, we decided it didn’t seem like it was going to work out. This was pretty frustrating because I am in a brand new apartment and my parents have put down the entire deposit and 1st months rent, so I feel bad for them. But, I know God has a plan and is in control and everything happens for a reason. With that I have started looking for a new roommate, and hopefully I will be able to find one soon! Currently this is my biggest prayer request, that God would provide a roommate and I wouldn’t stress too much about it.

Anyway, onto other things in life. Tuesday I went to a college group called Collegiate Christian Fellowship (or CCF) that is through the First Baptist Church here in Eugene. During the summer they have dinner before worship and the message which was nice. I got to meet people which was really great. One of the girls I met is a Sociology major as well, so that was really cool! They have a bible study tonight so I think I am going to go check that out. It was nice that as soon as I got there people introduced themselves and were very friendly. I think because no one recognized me they knew I was new. I don’t know how many times though I told people I’m a transfer student this is my first term this is why I am transferring…I think it was around 15 times. I think this will be a good place to build community. This summer they are going through Colossians, which should be interesting and hopefully very insightful. It is a lot smaller than Crusade, but I think that will be nice and make it easier to get to know people. But I will probably check out Crusade in the fall just to see what it is like here at the very least.

Next on the list of things to update about: school. My classes so far have been going really well. I’m done with the first week and there are three left for these classes. My Sociology class has been really interesting and somewhat confusing and challenging. Yesterday we talked about the “I” and “Me” and how we internalize the social interactions we learn as a young child. Mead’s theory about the social self was the basis for the discussion. Also how we have different “Me”s for different situations. For instance, you have a “Student Me” and a “Son or Daughter Me” and sometimes these are different and bring out different characteristics. The “I” then is free and creative and can pull out different “Me”s in different social circumstances. Where it gets a little trippy is when you start talking about the I that sees the “I” and “Me”. I won’t go into that because, honestly I don’t know how to describe it. But on the whole the class is really interesting!

Also I am becoming more familiar with campus and can mostly find my way without using a map! Don’t ask me for a tour of campus or directions though, I’m not there yet. The weather here is finally like summer weather, which has made the transition nice. I think it has actually been warmer here than in SLO the past few days. I have been walking to campus because I don’t have a bike yet so I have really been able to take in the warm weather (it is about a 15-20 minute walk from my apartment to campus) and actually I am sitting outside the library right now typing this, it is going to be a very nice evening/walk home. Speaking of the Library, which is named Knight Library reminds me of a comment someone made Tuesday night that UofO is Knight University. Referring to Phil Knight the Nike CEO. It is funny to look around campus and see how many building bear his name, but I guess when you have billionaire alumni who wants to see the university flourish that is what happens!

Anyway I guess I will wrap it up. I miss you all!! So much that sometimes on campus I will be like oh that reminds me of so and so from Poly or actually think it is a person from SLO until I remember wait I am in Oregon that is impossible. Maybe this is a sign I am loosing it, but either way I miss everyone lots. I know it will get easier especially once I get plugged into a group of friends.

Ok now I am really going to wrap it up! I hope you enjoy your weekend wherever you are!!

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