Cal State Fullerton students in Professor Jeffrey Kottler’s Social Justice and Altruism class worked in a homeless shelter recently. They stayed at and worked at the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in L.A. The students are studying issues of racism, marginalization, social injustices, and working toward greater commitments toward serving others, regardless of their majors. Kottler said the students spent two days serving meals, spending the night on the roof of the mission, hosting an ice cream social, passing out drinks on the streets, and interviewing residents of Skid Row about their experiences and life stories.
Alpha Chi Omega ♥♥♥
The whole process was so overwhelming. Four days to explore the chance of being in a house. Three whole days of non-stop talking and meeting people. Two days of walking in heels in utter heat. And one evening filled with smiles and new friendships.
Before this school year I never really considered joining a sorority. When I did, people just didn’t seem to think this was my scene. But I didn’t join for the mixers and formals, which of course is a plus, I joined for the sisterhood. And in those four days I truly saw the beauty of a sorority. The bonds are clearly inseparable.
At this moment I’m still getting to know people. I know it’ll take some time before I can feel completely comfortable with these women. I am so excited to reach the 6 week mark and finally be initiated. I am so excited to actually get to know these girls.
To see beauty, even in the common things of life.
on my own. Although I plan on coming home pretty often, it’s not the same. Instead of packing a bag when leaving home, I have to pack a bag to take home for the weekend. I’m looking forward to this new experience and trust in the Lord that this year will be awesome. The last thing I’m looking forward to is class. Homework. Tests. Notes. EW. I am not in a school-ready mode.
This summer was so much more than I could ever put into words. I learned so much about others and so much more about myself. Life can be so amazing. You just need to learn to not take things so seriously. My expectations for this summer were exceeded in a way I didn’t expect. I am so grateful to have the people I do in my life. To have experienced what I did. From the first day of summer to the last.
So much changed. So much that I can’t even believe it. I still don’t understand half of the stuff that happened. And never expected the majority. And that’s what made this summer so great. The fact that it wasn’t monotonous. It wasn’t planned. It wasn’t something to stress over. It just was. And my parents were awesome in allowing me to just go out whenever and wherever.
I am sad this is over. I wish summer could go on forever, and I wish I didn’t have to get to work again. This seemed too quick. But I am of course ready to take life matters into my own hands. I am ready to focus on achieving the millions of goals I have set. I am ready to experience new things, meet new people, go to new places, and simply live.
I am beyond words grateful to my Lord and Savior.
Thank You Jesus <3
I’m not gonna have class on Mondays,
Therefore I have decreed every Monday as “Magical Monday” which will be spent at Disneyland!!! <3
And if I decide to stay in Fullerton on Fridays, I will have “Fantasy Fridays”
Many events have been occurring in my life lately :) The best of course being that I was in Hawaii for 6 days. My family also moved to a new house. It’s very big and nice and messy. I like it :) Also, yesterday I registered for my classes at cal state fullerton. That was/is hectic.
Being on Oahu made me think about so many things that I want in my life. The island lifestyle is definitely something I desire to have someday. The people are so relaxed, happy, careless, and in love with their lives! This past week was incredible. Did so much. Saw so much. And ate too much. I truly truly miss Hawaii already. Being there made me realize how blessed I am to live in California, but still, Hawaii is too beautiful to not wanna live there. God willing, one day I might have an opportunity to live there for a year or two. We’ll see.
Go Titans! #csuf (Taken with instagram)
Today I joined the Class of 2016 @ csuf group on facebook and it’s making me so excited for college. Well, for the social aspect of it. I have made so many amazing friendships in high school, and can’t wait to make many more amazing friendships in college. Everyone was even posting their tumblr urls! Excited to go to college, but nervous to end high school. Of course an amazing part in between those two is summer vacation. And summer means HAWAII.
Finally, after regretting for 3 years for not going with my friends, I will be blessed with the opportunity of going. I just finished watching the episode of Ice Loves Coco when they went to Oahu for their anniversary, and I got so excited. My stomach was doing happy flips. I cannot wait to go and God willing have an amazing time with awesome people. I just want to cherish ever single second I am there, and enjoy it to the fullest. The best part is that since it only us 5 girls going, we get to schedule everything out in anyway we want. Suuuhweeeeeet.
I am so excited. I just wish I was this excited for Saturday….