Category Archives: College Life

Beautiful Fall Days Call for Random Updates

I don’t know where the time is going. I’ve been here for 6 weeks now – A Quad, or half of the semester, is 3 weeks away from being over. It’s October. My mind no longer has any concept of what time means. College is a frenzied mess between having too much to do and… Read more. . .

Photo Journaling Urban Passage

I’m running out the door to Spanish class, but in the meantime, here are some photos (thanks to Anna and Elaine!) from Urban Passage. It was an incredibly challenging, hard, grateful, and fun time with a group of 43 strangers, serving in Chicago and later traveling to the north woods of Wisconsin. More on that… Read more. . .

Maddie’s Top Ten Lessons from the First Two Weeks

So I’ve been in Chicago for 18 days, at Wheaton for 6. Today, I start classes. Everyone has been asking about how I’ve been, how things are going. In short, everything is good. Hard, challenging, fun, overwhelming, yes – but altogether good. I’m working on a post recapping Wheaton Passage and another with how I’ve… Read more. . .

Packing, Leaving, Writing…and a Little Crying

My flight leaves in 4 hours. I don’t even think I’ve processed that statement yet. I’m writing this, or attempting to write this since the words won’t seem to come, with a three-fold purpose: 1. For everyone who doesn’t check Facebook: I won’t have a phone or internet for the next 10 days or so.… Read more. . .

Thoughts From the 48-Hour Mark

This pre-college journey has been crazy; it is so surreal to think that in a little more than 48-hours I will be boarding a plane to Chicago. Everyone keeps asking how I am and how I plan on staying in touch. People are making a concerted effort to let me know all that I mean… Read more. . .

Blank Canvases and Loops

According to my plane ticket, I leave for college in exactly one month. What. I’m really not sure when that happened or when I grew up, but apparently it did and here I am. My family and I took a trip to visit both Wheaton and Chicago this past week. And on a side note,… Read more. . .