A Day to Remember

Tonight, I had every intention of posting a blog entitled
“The Top Ten Things I Love about Hope,” however, after the stressful beginning
to this week I thought I would tell you about some happy events that happened
today.

I started out the morning bright and early going to the Dow
to work out with my suitemate. As I was opening the door to my room, I looked
at the wall across the hall from my door and noticed that a group of people had
written “We Love Chelsea” all in Post-It notes. Gotta say, that really started
my day off on a happy note.

After returning from our workout, my lovely suitemate and I
enjoyed singing at the top of our lungs to some nice music – it’s a moment I’ll
remember for a while. 

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, I intern at City Hall
with the Holland Youth Advisory Council for my Leadership minor. I have to
admit that today I wasn’t too excited about going. I had a Communication paper
to write, an exam to study for, and several other class projects to complete. However,
after arriving at my internship and spending the afternoon planning a special
event, I realized that spending the afternoon with my high school students was
exactly where I needed to be. After we accomplished the goals of our meeting,
the students caught me up on homecoming weekend and all the fun they had. And
then, I had a student ask me to help him shop for a birthday gift for his mom –
what an adventure that was!

Working with the high school students has been a great
privilege this semester. They always have something new to tell me or something
that will make me laugh. I really am honored to be their “intern.”

Today has just been another reminder of how thankful I am
for my friends and the opportunity to build relationships with some pretty cool
high school students.

Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!