Hope College 3.0

The time has finally arrived… Junior year. I do not feel old enough to be a Junior. It feels like just yesterday we arrived to Hope in my mom’s jam-packed minivan. I remember the anxious thoughts and feelings I had about college.

  • Will I like my roommate?
  • Will I be able to do well in my classes?
  • How long will it take me to make friends?
  • Will I be able to maintain a normal balance of school, running, friends, and extracurricular activities?
  • How do I even know which extracurricular activities to choose?
  • Will I feel like I belong at Hope?

It’s funny because when I came to school this year I now wonder:

  • Will I be able to see all of my friends since I no longer live in the dorm?
  • Which extracurricular activities do I need to clear off my plate?
  • Will I be able to keep up with a hard work load this semester?
  • Will I have time to eat since I am cooking on my own?
  • How can I stay connected with underclassmen? 

It’s crazy to think how much I have changed and grown from only two years ago. I feel like I learn something new about myself everyday here. College really helps you discover who you are and what you need to do to become the person you wish to be. I know that two years ago, I had totally different expectations of myself during college. Now I am learning to find my identity in Christ and have grown so much in my faith because of the Hope community. 

I love the people here and honestly believe I have the best friends in the world! The other night some of my friends and I took a nice trip to the beach. We watched the sunset, jumped off the pier, swam in the lake, and of course, ate ice cream at Captain Sundae afterwards. I love spending time with my friends and doing all sorts of fun adventures. This year is going to be a great year, and I am looking forward to new experiences. I’ll keep my blog updated regularly so you can follow all of the awesome adventures happening at Hope College.

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 :]