One of the most inevitable aspects of college is that it will be challenging. Balancing the workload and time outside of class can be enough to knock you off your feet. Advising Day here at Gannon never fails to do the same.

Each semester, Gannon sets aside one day right before registration opens where classes are canceled so students can meet with their advisers to plan their class schedules for next semester. Regrettably, I always go into this extremely unprepared, which can make it very stressful. I hate having to think about what my future holds, simply because that means I’m growing up and let’s face it, who wants that?

This semester’s Advising Day was particularly tough considering it was my last. I am wrapping up all the odds and ends in preparation for graduation, which freaks me out to no end! There is one thing that is keeping me rather grounded, however. Knowing there is a plan for me set by my savior is extremely refreshing.

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time looking back on the last three years, thinking about how much I am going to miss college and the friends I’ve made here. This is also my motivation. Whatever is in store for me next will be just as rewarding if not more so and regardless of any challenge that I may face, the Lord will guide me through it.

My wish for you is that you take the same approach next time there is a bump in the road or you don’t want to start the next chapter in your life. Remember and enjoy all the great times you’ve had, but think also of the many great opportunities ahead.

God Bless,