I was pretty rubbish at giving updates last year, so, this year, for anyone who’d like to follow life at Regents, this is where I’ll be blogging from time to time.
As ever, it feels like I’ve been back at college longer than 4 days! It never seems to amaze me how Regents seems to exist in its own time zone, a bit like Narnia (which funnily enough took inspiration from the lovely scenery and many lamp posts of Malvern!) This is one thing that certainly hasn’t changed at any rate. College food is amazing as ever, I have a feeling that those hours almost dying of Zumba are going to be in vain… Perhaps if ask nicely the gym will take me back.
One quite noticeable change is the 60 strong gang of enthusiastic first years who currently have run of the place. Tomorrow I predict they are about to get the shock of their lives when the rest of the 2nd and 3rd years return and invade in what will most likely be an excitable fashion…understatement! It’s a good group and includes ELEVEN performing arts students which puts us well on our way towards our goal of RTC domination. I’m hoping for some good mingling between freshers and second years this weekend rather than a turf war!
In other news, I now have my own room which is VERY nice (although it won’t quite be the same without Miss Rachael Crawley, roomie-love! <3) This also include’s my own bathroom (Ok, tardis-style-pod) which is beyond exciting and feels like a proper luxury. On my first day back I did open the door several times just to gaze at it. It doesn’t take much to keep me happy! Glad to have settled in and unpacked at last. Tea anyone?
I’m slowly getting used to being a 2nd year, by which I mean I have stopped introducing myself as a first year. In some senses you’re right back where you left off, yet it’s so clear, even in the few people I’ve seen, that last year and the summer has changed us. It’s encouraging to see the growth in people (and incredible shrinkage in those who’ve lost stones of weight working hard in housekeeping over the summer!)
I’m unsure as to what the next 8 months hold. I’ll be praying about what God might be preparing me for after college, and he seems to be continually teaching me about trusting him and resting in him (which is more frustrating than it sounds for someone who more naturally tends to prefer doing, planning, preparing, micromanaging, knowing everything in advance and generally being in control of her own life!)
So here’s to a new year, full of learning and adventures and challenges and trying to seek after God in all of it. More updates to follow….