I was talking to a sweet friend at church yesterday who will send her second kiddo to college this fall. The conversation took me back. Way back. Back to my days of really bleach-blonde hair and bushy eyebrows. :)
EEK! Can you find me? I must say that most people have an awkward stage around junior high or middle school. I had that AND I had it again my freshman year of college!! hahahaha! My hair was too light and my eyebrows were too thick. Oh my goodness!
And another awkward photo because one just wouldn't be good enough. :)
I went to college at Arkansas State University where I knew one girl. That's it. I didn't know her well. We met in the cafeteria one day for lunch and pretty much never hung out again. So...I was definitely all on my own. I moved in with a roommate I'd talked to once on the phone. To say we didn't hit it off would be the biggest understatement of m life! I did make a couple friends on my floor. Luckily, my mom had signed me up for this freshman thing at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (or BSU at some places), so I went. I made some great friends, felt super welcome, grew so much in my spiritual walk, and continued going back all year long.
The summer after my freshman year I went on a beach trip with the church I attended in Jonesboro. Just randomly I bunked in a room with these four girls for the week and we became the best of friends. God totally knew what he was doing when we all bunked up in this room.
Randomly someone had packed a LOT of floral clothes, so we had our own theme night.
Seriously...these girls were my home away from home. They were my biggest cheerleaders, my shoulder to cry on, and so much fun to girl talk with. We had sleepovers, girl's nights, dinners, and made tons of memories along the way.
I will be forever thankful God sent these ladies my way. I couldn't have made it through college without them. Over time I've lost touch with a few of them, but I don't take a second of the special friendships we had for granted.
So now that you see those sweet roommates of mine. I have a super crazy random story about us...
My junior year of college I lived with three of these other girls in an apartment on campus. On a random Thursday morning I woke up and got ready for class. One other roommate was also up eating breakfast. We noticed a strange guy laying on our couch. For some reason we both assumed it was one of the other girl's boyfriend's friend. Have no clue why, but we did! Anyway, we made sure we were super quiet so we wouldn't disturb him. The other two girls came out later to get ready for their classes and the strange guy started moving. They instantly recognized him as the Vice-President of our Student Government Association. I don't know about you guys but those SGA's peoples pictures were all over during election time. They started asking him a TON of questions and both the girls and random SGA guy were both so confused!! Turns out....the last person in our apartment didn't close the door completely. This SGA guy was at a party and had too much to drink. He thought he was heading to a friend's apartment and when he tried our door (thinking it was his friend's) it opened! Luckily, he crashed on our couch. We would have flipped if he would have opened one of our rooms!! To make it all worse, he knew we all recognized him AND he had some kind of accident with his bodily fluids on our couch. DISGUSTING! He was SO embarrassed (which he should have been), apologetic, and so sorry. He asked to take our couch cushions to have them dry cleaned. We let him. :) And have been laughing about the craziness of this story every since. Isn't that nuts??
Do you guys have a story like that? I have a few more crazy college stories I should start sharing. Comment with your crazy college story too! I'd love to read all about it!
It's Day #1 of Spring Break for us and we're starting it off sleeping in late! WAHOO!