Monday, August 24, 2009

College Begins

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Logos on this page are those of the individual institutions and/or agencies.

My brother Andrew begins college today at Northern Kentucky University. It takes me back to 2004, before medical problems started to happen and I had to take a sabbatical.

My first day of school, I was a 19 year old who was new to the whole college thing. I didn't really
know too much about the college experience. I, just like my brother Andrew, was a commuter. What that meant to me was, I would ride in with my mom in the morning, go to my classes and then go home. In 2005, when I had my second semester, I had two options to get home:

1) I would ride home with my friend David Jones on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The travel time with this was 25 minutes.
2) If I had a Tuesday/Thursday class, I would ride the TANK bus. I took the routes 11 or 25 to Covington Transit Center, then rode from there to Florence on the route 1, walking home from the bus stop. It took 2 hours, 30 minutes to get home by this route.

Traffic on the road home usually wasn't a problem unless I left at 3 PM or later (as I sometimes did). Then, it was rush hour and that was never fun. Rush hour would increase my travel time by half an hour or more.

Anyway, my first day was made especially memorable when I arrived. I was greeted by people from the Baptist Student Union (which is now called the Baptist Campus Ministry). They were passing out breakfast to those arriving near their building. That made an impression with me, and I joined that group and stayed there for my year and a half of schooling at NKU.

All of this to say, I hope Andrew has a good first day of school and finds something, just like BCM, that he can be part of. And to all those going back to school, whether it's college, high school or something else, I hope your 1st day goes well.

Courage + Belief = LIFE

1 comment:

Pat Jenkins said...

good luck to andrew j mo!!