January 8, 2014

Today was long, but at least I feel like I got a lot done!  I had back-to-back bible classes starting at 9:00 this morning, and then I skipped chapel to eat lunch because a) I was feeling weird all during the second class from needing to eat, and b) because I had to go out and mentor a child and then get back in time for a 2:30 class.

What is this mentoring, you say?  Well, an elementary school nearby for disadvantaged children has a program where college students and adults can choose a child to mentor.  I signed up at the beginning of the semester.  You go for one hour once a week and if the child has homework, you work on that with them for half of the time.  If not you can just play or do whatever they want the entire hour.  The little girl I mentor is super sweet and told me today “I missed you!”.  I hadn’t seen her in over a month because school was cancelled for icy roads a couple of times, and then Christmas break lasted 3+ weeks.

Then after I got back from that I had ANOTHER class to go to, so needless to say, by the time that one was over I was pretty tired from running around all day.  Ah, the life of a college student.  Then I went back to my room and ate chocolate and pistachios, which helped greatly.

After dinner I went to a college bible study group that I’ve been attending on Wednesday nights.  I really love this group!  Wednesday nights are always one of the highlights of my week.  We always have the most interesting, thought-provoking discussions, plus it’s held at an establishment that is basically a Christian Starbucks.  So yeah, it’s super cool.

Tomorrow I’m starting my babysitting job and then I have both of my art classes and a bible class.  I’m excited to really get into the art classes and see what we’ll be doing this semester, especially my visual thinking one, since I’m not exactly clear on what we will be doing for the rest of the year.  It seems promising though.

Well, that’s all for today!  Be sure to check in tomorrow for the thrilling tale, “Madison Babysits Preschoolers”.