27 October 2010

Geneva Women's Rugby :)

Dictionary.com's definition of rugby: Rugby footballa form offootball, played between two teams of 15 members each,that differs from soccer in freedom to carry the ball, blockwith the hands and arms, and tackle, and is characterized chiefly by continuous action and prohibition against the use of substitute players. One of the first things I wanted to do since coming to Geneva is to check out the rugby team. I have heard about this sport and knew that Geneva had a team. And so a couple of weeks into the semester I decided to look into it. I was put on their email list and then I was on the team. The first couple weeks I was utterly confused as to where and what I was supposed to be doing on the field. But after a while I got used to it. I played my first game and realized that this is the best sport ever. I have never had so much fun. I am really looking forward to this weekend. Our team is playing in a Halloween Tournament and we get to dress up :). It should be fun!

The second game of the season; Clarion vs. Geneva

The Clarion and Geneva Scrum

That is me in black in the midst of all the yellow

More scrum

I love our spiffy jerseys

Praying after the game

My cheer team of peewee football players :)

03 October 2010

The First Month of Freshman Year

October 1st marked the first month of my freshman year at college. I thought that this would be a good time to let you all know what I am doing, how school is going, how I am doing etc.

It definitely seems like I have been here a lot longer than a month! All the weeks seem to run together. I really miss my family and I can't wait until fall break when I get to see them. The weekends are hard because there is not much to do and a lot of student's families are there visiting. All in all though I am having a blast. The Lord is really teaching me a lot through my classes and the preaching I hear on Sundays and in many other ways. I am currently going to Eastvale church where Micah Ramsey is the pastor. I really love it there. The sermons and fellowship are great. 

School is going ok. I am only taking 15 credit hours so I don't feel like I have as much homework as my friends. Which definitely means I should be making A's. Unfortunately that isn't the case at the moment. Bible and L&T (Learning and Transitions) are pretty easy and I am doing well in those. However Statistics is difficult and the book is really hard to understand. The tests are hard because they are only 35 points. So if you miss 4 points you automatically get a B. So my past two tests haven't gone so well even though I felt I studied well for them. My friend (who is in the class) and I have said we are going to get 100s on the next test :). I am definitely going to have to study harder for that class than my other classes. SCS which is a mix of chemistry and physics is a pretty easy class. I have done most of the stuff we are going over before. But when I took the first test I think I was too confident that I knew everything and so  I didn't study as hard as I should have. I didn't do too well on that test but it was a good wake up call to remind me to study harder! And my last class is Calculus. This is actually my favorite class which is good because I am a math major :). Even though it is my favorite it is still quite difficult. My grade is based on only 3 tests that we take throughout the semester. On my first test I got a B which I was pretty happy with. So I just need to study hard and remember everything that I am doing in order to get a good grade. And now you know in complete detail how my school is going. 

Besides school I am keeping busy with extra-curricular activities. Within the first weeks of being here I was invited to play soccer every Tuesday and Thursday in the gym. It is a lot of fun playing pick-up soccer with random people. I have met a lot of people through this. I also like that I get an hour and a half of exercise while having fun. Besides soccer I decided to join the Rugby team. Practices are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4-6. I am really having fun. Our first game was on Saturday. All the girls played really well and WE WON! It was a blast. I don't think I have ever had that much fun in a sport before. On Fridays my friends and I go to swing dancing. This is also a great place to meet people. I really enjoy dancing too. 

To sum up this month I would have to say that I feel like Geneva is perfect for me.  I love it here.

Skyping Meggo :)

Geneva College Band 

My Roomie!

Geneva Spirit!

Syl and I watching the football game :)

My roommate and I rearranged our room!