With a world that sometimes feels like it's falling apart, I was extremely worried that it would feel different on campus. I was worried that I would struggle adjusting because of all the changes that the world is seeing. Newsflash: I don't. Not much has changed. My friends are still here, friends that I now consider family. I loved every second that I got to spend here last year, and I'm hoping to enjoy every second that I spend here this semester. I can't wait to spend more memories with those that I've learned to love.
The only thing that's different is the masks. I can't say that it's the most fun thing to wear a mask everywhere I go, but it's definitely not the worst option, and it's definitely better to make sure to flatten the curve than add to it. All I'm saying, is Missouri State with masks is better than not being here at all.
I was sitting outside with my roommate, staring at the new students moving their stuff into their dorms. It was beautiful outside. There was a nice breeze, the sun was shining, I felt like I had no worries in the world. Well, I guess I didn't because class hadn't started yet. But I had that same feeling that I did when I first came to Missouri State. I felt safe, I felt wanted, I felt accepted, and I was so glad to be back. I watched and hoped that the new students moving in would have the same feelings about Missouri State that I did. I hoped they found a place to call home. I hope they felt accepted and loved. I hoped they felt that Missouri State, and everyone else, loved them right back. That's the great thing about Missouri State. It's not just a college, it's a place to call home.