Regent, I Will Always Love You

Whitney Houston sang a song called “I Will Always Love You.” Here are a few of the lyrics:

“And I... will always love you, ooh; Will always love you; You, My darling, you...Mmm-mm. Bittersweet memories –That is all I'm taking with me. So good-bye...”  Well, this song describes my situation with Regent right now. Last semester, I made the decision to leave Regent’s campus to stay home and save money so that I could be steps closer to making grownup moves.

I had plans to do this very thing the year before, but by the time summer came around, I began to miss Regent’s beautiful campus and all the beautiful people that I knew would be there. So at the last minute, I  applied for housing and returned to Regent. And I must say that it was the best decision that I’ve made, because I met my amazing roommates Megan and Brittany. They became my closest friends; we still talk as if we haven’t left Regent’s campus. I’m thankful that God used them to make my last semester on campus so magical and memorable. Also, I was able to experience some of the annual events that I loved, like the parties and Christmas Ball, and I made sure to cherish them.

Before this decision was sealed, I initially thought about continuing to stay on campus. Last spring, before I moved back in with my family, I was starting to feel stuck, and felt that it was time for me to move on and get my adult life going, so I made the decision that I would just finish school online. Sometimes it’s just best to move on, and I think that moving in with my family during the summer was a good decision at the time. But Regent, in the words of Whitney Houston, “I will always love you” and I’m thankful for the growth I received from this school. I thankful for the amazing people I had the pleasure of knowing and the beautiful memories I've  made while at Regent.

But I’m excited about this journey through adulthood, and and now I’m able to write and share (from my perspective) what it’s like to be a student away from Regent’s campus.