September 10, 2016 | Patricia Lawler
I’m serious. Who do YOU think you are? Before coming to college you should ask yourself this question: Who am I? I’m telling you this because college will pull you this way and that way, side to side, front, backwards, and up then back down. Your high school teacher probably told you that college would “chew you up and spit you out” and it’s true! IF you let college tell you who you are. IF you let your major, student organizations, and/or your job define you, you may not like the results.
Now, if you don’t know who you are exactly, that’s okay. I would be lying if I said I knew exactly who I am and I have it all together. However, I do know how far I can bend until I break, when to stand firm, and when to compromise. I keep my dad’s passion for discipline in my head, and my mom’s tender care for my wellbeing in my heart, my coach’s encouraging voice in my mind, and my pastor’s advice in my heart and on my lips. Most importantly I never hold someone’s opinion (even my own) of myself higher than what God says about me.
If you are reading this and you don’t know who you are, start by asking yourself. The next step is to make Sam Houston State University part of your journey. SHSU won’t define you, but it will propel you and give you the tools to define yourself.
Eat ‘em up, Kats!