I wish I could write down my entire college experience in this post, but that would probably be more exciting for me than it would for you. Instead, I'll just jot down a few of my favorite things about Harding and call it a day (yes, there will be flashback pictures).
10. Chick-Fil-A--That's right. There is one. On campus. No more popular place after Chapel than the Student Center.
9. Muffin Chapel--I loved Chapel because it allowed us to stop the hustle and bustle of our day for 35 short minutes to worship God with all of the friends I loved. What could be better than that? After announcements proceeding outside to find rows upon rows of Muffins and juice for the taking.
8. Jazz Band--One of the coolest concerts of the year--standing room only. There's just something about that rough, raw sound that gives me the heebie jeebies. In a good way.
7. Concert Choir--The first people I ever met at college were all going to Choir camp. We had a glorious week out at Camp Tahkodah were we got to swim, sing, and basically geek out with a bunch of other choir nerds before Pitch Perfect made it cool to sing Acapella.
6. The Front Lawn--The first time I stepped foot on Harding's campus waaaay back in high school I fell in love instantly. You see, right outside the Heritage is a heavily shaded front lawn with soft, green grass and trees that have sockets built right in.My gorgeous roommate and I spent many a day studying ::coughcoughhangingout:: with our friends there.
5. Theatre--I was a total theatre geek growing up. In fact, my first starring role was in School House Rock in the 6th grade! When I got to college, I knew I had to keep performing.
4. Friends--I met the bulk of my friends at Choir Camp and theatre productions. It was such a rag-tag group of people but we sure did have a lot of fun. I still stalk them on Facebook. FYI.
3. Christian Education--I started college at a state school--it was 20,000 people strong and one of the loneliest times of my life. When I got to Harding I found myself in a place where it's ok to pray for each other, to speak about God freely without judgement, and to tell your friends your love them. My faith is precious to me and Harding only made it grow.
2. Roomie for Life--There is no one in the world like Anna. We became roommates because our grandparents met at a Summer Youth Series and found out we both needed roommates. After a few Facebook conversations, we knew it was the real thing. Since then we've stalked boys together, pranked called our boyfriends, and stayed up countless nights talking until we fell asleep. We always told each other that if we didn't get married, we would be roommates for life. I'm still holding out hope that when we're old ladies, we'll be in the same nursing home laughing it up!
1. My husband--I wrote in another post how much I love my husband and Harding is where we met. We both went down a lot of broken roads before we found each other in Acting Styles. We were scene partners, playing reluctant lovers Benedict and Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, when in the end we fell in love with each other as well.