So if any of you are wondering from my last post, I didn’t get the RA position or the recruitment team position. And it hurt. Bad. I wasn’t sure if I would earn both positions but I was fairly confident that I would at least get one. Nope!
I was upset for about a week and a half, I didn’t tell very many people that I hadn’t gotten the “jobs” and I just sulked. What was I going to do with my life if I couldn’t be an RA or a student recruiter?
But as time went on, I began to feel relieved. I could get another internship (Residence Life told me I would not be allowed to have a job if I was accepted as an RA), I don’t have to spend time and money decorating a hall, I have more Saturdays free, I get to continue working as an ambassador for the journalism department at Samford, just so many things that I was worried about giving up were now back on the table!
I’ve accepted an internship at a great place and I’m looking forward to working and learning a lot. I’m rooming with my suite mate, a girl that I’ve gotten to know pretty well this year and I am looking forward to getting to know even better. She will be my third roommate am I am praying continuously that it will work out a lot better than my previous two roommates. (Third time’s the charm!)
I also have been able to join a sorority on campus. I never pictured myself rushing, but the invitation came as I was getting over the two rejections and the girls have been incredibly open and sympathetic about the rejections. I’m really looking forward to the community that I will share with these girls over the next two years.
Of course I’m still a little sad that neither position worked out. I’m not sure if I’ll apply for both teams next year. But for now, it’s okay. I just need to trust that God has a plan for me while I’m still in college.