My Summer Plans!

Welp, I may be writing this one a little early with still having a week of school and then finals, but it is clear to see where my mind has already gone: SUMMMMMEERRR!

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This is a summer that I am very excited for. My last summer was one where it seemed like all the  Facebook albums of other people who went to Hope were titled along the lines of “BEST SUMMER EVER!” My title wasn’t anything close to that. BUT, I really feel like this summer is likely to be the best one yet!

summer animated GIF Ya want to know why? I get to stay in Holland at Hope all summer long! What is even better, is that I will be at the school I love, yet not having any homework or classes (my dream).

This summer is one where I will be employed by the Events and Conferences Office as an ECC, or an Events and Conferences Coordinator. What that means is that all the conferences that go through Hope College, whether that is a wedding or a summer camp, are going to be regulated and organized by myself, 4 other students, and my bosses. This job is described as being constantly busy and very high stress, but to me, that sounds exciting, as that is the life I like to live (especially when homework is not involved).

Along with the work of the job, I am also provided with Hope housing and meal plan! Thus, I will be living in a Hope Cottage with 2 other guys that are ECCs and next to a cottage that houses the 2 other girl ECCs. These people that I get to live in community with are great people and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to get to spend my summer with them. Also, since I will be at Hope in the Summer, that means that I get to experience a Holland summer: Tulip Time, warm temperatures, Lake Michigan, the beach, and so much more greatness.

All in all, I couldn’t be more excited for this summer. I may not be home much due to the work (but when I do go home it will be for family weddings, which I love), but I am excited to do the work I will be doing, the community I will be with, and the place I will be at. I really do believe that this will be the best summer yet. With that said, I still have two weeks here at school before I start the job, so let’s GO!

Published by John Luke Hawkins

My name is John Luke Hawkins and I am a sophomore at Hope. I am from the small agriculture town of Tipton, Indiana. I love my new Home sweet Hope. Currently, I double majoring in Communications and Religion. When I am not doing homework (too often), I might be working one of my jobs as a Library Worker, Overnight Host, or Student Blogger. If I am not doing homework or work, I am probably doing something with my numerous organizations that I am involved in such as Dance Marathon, Gospel Choir, Intramurals, Nykerk, and a small group. If I come up with free time amongst all that, then I like to run, free dance, self-reflect, go on adventures, and spend time with friends. Hope College has really helped me discover who I am. Here it is in seven words: energetic, organized, contemplative, determined, silly, social, and intentional.

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