The class called life

Today, I had my last official class. I have one more final between me and graduation. I cannot believe it. My life as a college student is coming to a close. For extra credit in my Organizational Communication and Behavior class, we got to write about our experience. This was my response.

As a senior, I know how communication classes work. You show up, you write a couple papers, you discuss the book in class, and either write a final paper or present a speech. This class was not the norm, but it has been one of my favorite classes. I do not like reading a textbook and talking about it in class. I do not see the point in reading something if the professor is just going to tell us what it said. This class was basically real life application. We would talk about real life examples, not discuss the chapter that much, and we were taught so much more than a book ever could.

The guest speakers taught us and learned right along with us. We all got the chance to tell what we learned from the book and express our thoughts. In my opinion, I learned more about life than about the textbook. As I step into adulthood, I am so glad I was able to take this class. It has taught me that change is good and it is the only constant.

There are several quotes and things said in class that impacted me. The following are some of those:

What jazzes you? Do stuff that scares you. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? How many decisions do we make because we are afraid? Be patient with the process and keep working at it. Keep stepping. You are going to crash and burn.

Last night’s class was the most impactful night for me. I have been struggling with graduating and not knowing what God has for me. When Cliff shared that he was out of work for 7 months, I was shocked. Here is this man who looks like he has his life all together and teaches us about all of these things and uses big words we don’t know. Underneath all of his layers, he is a vulnerable and broken person like the rest of us. We don’t have all of the answers, God does. He said, “It’s a journey…. I did what I could do. Keep stepping and keep moving.”  This will always stick with me. No matter where we are in life, we need to wipe away the tears and step toward God.

These last four weeks of school have been a trying and difficult time for me. I cry a lot more than I used to and I am actually currently crying as I write this. I want all of you to know that no matter what happens in life, God has a plan for every detail. He has a greater plan than we can see.

We need to follow God even though it is painful. We need to walk toward God even when we are still wiping the tears away. He will always be there to walk with us and support us. You just have to take a step.

 

Until next time my sassy peaches,

EM

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