I made it to 20!!!! Last Friday (September 23) I turned 20. I’m going to tell you all about my birthday. So on Thursday night I had a ton of homework due on Friday and was a little stressed. Around 11:30 p.m. my friend asked me to come in her room and talk about a problem she was having. After we finished talking, she asked if I would want to study in my room with her. I walked into my room at 12 a.m. and it was decorated so pretty with different presents lying all around. The presents were related to inside jokes I had with my friends. 

Then we piled down to the Gilmore lounge and enjoyed a delicious ice cream made by my new freshman friend, Ali. We all hung out together for a while in the lounge. Some of my friends from other dorms came over to celebrate too. My friend Ali even stayed up with until 2:30 a.m. when I finally finished my homework. Then the next morning my roommate woke me up with my favorite latte from JP’s! It was the best birthday wake up! I also did not have my 9:30 religion class, so I took my time getting ready.  After I was ready, I headed to chapel and heard the best message I have ever heard at Hope College. Seriously, words cannot describe how meaningful and significant the message was to my life. After chapel, I headed to Spanish, my first and last for the day. I ate lunch in Phelps with my friends and then changed into my running clothes. Grace and I drove to Grandville to study at Biggby and drink their delicious frappes. While at Biggby we went outside to run eight miles. It was a great birthday run! The weather was perfect, and we had a great conversation because the time flew by while running. 

Once I arrived back at campus, I went out to dinner at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids with some friends. The meal was awesome, and I enjoyed spending time with my close friends.

This was seriously one of my best birthdays ever! I loved every bit of it! I received cards and packages from home and now need to write several thank you cards.

Until next time,


I lhave the best friends!



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Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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