"People aren’t kidding when they say Baylor is one big family; that’s truly what it feels like. And considering the fact that I’ll be hours away from mine for the next four years, I’m blessed to be surrounded by like-minded individuals committed to community and Christ.
"Initially, choosing Baylor was a means to an end. Graduating high school, I had this grandiose plan to get into a prestigious University, pursue a degree in medicine, and become a world-renowned neurosurgeon -- not once considering the possibility that God had something completely different in mind.
"Despite medicine bringing me to Baylor, it would not be the reason I stayed. God has a way of shaking things up like that. Coming in, I struggled to keep my head above water. I was overwhelmed by the workload and the unrealistic expectations I subjected myself to; that said, I had to be perfect in every area of my life. Now take that and sprinkle in loneliness and an impersonal relationship with God, and you get a hot mess.
"Luckily, God was willing to meet me amidst the chaos. My lifeline came in the form of my Resident Chaplain, keynote speakers in Chapel, Collins Community Leaders, and random passers-by who carried with them warm smiles and an unrelenting love for God and His people. In them, I came to love Baylor’s campus and the community within it."
-- Sophomore professional writing & rhetoric major
-- Pearland, TX
-- One of thousands of #BaylorLights