Monday, January 16, 2012


     I totally forgot about this blog and had abandoned it for so long that I didn't even remember the password. So, I have decided to kind of start off with a new series. It will be tracking my college life. This will include all kinds of things. You will read about my personal stories, thoughts, realizations, decisions, milestones, aspirations, and developments. I thought this might be better than random posts on Facebook and would be more documented and organized. 
    Before I start posting these life tales, I should probably give some of you a little background...
     I am currently a Freshman in college. My plan through high school was always to go to James Madison University with my sisters. I wasn't sure why that was my plan, I only knew that everyone seemed to like it there and that I probably would too. 
     Several times in my high school career I felt like maybe I should attend a christian college. More specifically, Liberty University (most likely because of my circle of influence). But I would always push these ideas away because I didn't want to spend my college years following a bunch of rules and sitting through countless sermons. College is the time in your life where you figure out who you want to be as a person and finally get the freedom to make your own choices and why would anyone was to limit that freedom by attending a University that put restrictions on those opportunities?
     As I began the application process, I decided that I was going to show God that I knew what was best and only apply to JMU, GMU, and ODU. Thankfully, God closed the JMU door through my own lack of effort in school. I was not accepted into JMU and didn't really want to go anywhere else. 
     Towards the end of last summer, I finally gave into what I thought God's plan for me. To go to Liberty. I realized that what I wanted to DO with my life was serve the LORD. The only rules that Liberty has are rules that would help me develop a better relationship with him. However, it was too late to apply for the fall semester so I enrolled in TCC. Little did I know, In making me wait an extra year, God was protecting me from myself and setting me up for success instead of failure. I have had to use this year to learn how to study, how to take initiative, and how to handle college life in general. I believe if I would have gone to any 4 year university right off the bat, I probably would have either failed, or been very close to it. 
     So here I am, in my second semester at TCC. I have already been accepted into Liberty for transfer next fall. I plan to enter into their Exercise Science program and become some sort of Personal Trainer.

     I can't wait for what the future holds, and am excited to share it with you all. 

Godbless.    (^^^PHOTOSHOP^^^) haha


  1. bahahahaha - that photo always makes me laugh!! (although, you might look like that now after shoveling out all of our rocks and hauling them away...) :) Can't wait to follow along through your blog - and real life too of course! ;)

  2. Hahaha if I shoveled rocks like that every week, I'm pretty sure i would look like that within a month ;) ANd i'm excited to share this with you guys. I have a feeling we will have some great dinners ;D

  3. I look forward to hearing about your life adventure!

  4. Thanks Mrs. Rieke! Glad to have my two pastors following my blog via wives :D OH and thanks so much for that food you sent with me and Luke on our road trip! It saved us time and money. It was a great help and I really appreciate it!