Anonymous asked: Have you ever been homesick? I'll be coming from the east coast if I go to Loma!
YES! The first semester is always the most difficult.It doesn’t matter if you’re a six-hour drive or a six-hour flight, everyone gets homesick at some point. When I left the midwest, I basically everything I knew behind. I had the best summer of my life and now I was going to leave my friends and my home church for a totally new adventure. I tried to keep myself occupied. I mean you don’t have parents telling you what to do so you get to be your own boss. You get to decide when to eat, who to hang out with, and what to do on your weekends. But then there are those nights, especially in the first couple of weeks, when you can really feel the distance. So thank God for Facebook, texting, and social networks. Honestly, the world feels so much smaller with them.
In the first couple of weeks, I kept in contact with people at home on a regular basis and so does mostly everyone else. But as time goes by, you make awesome friendships with people in your classes, hall, and major that it makes you forget about being home. Then when you come home from winter break, you’ll get this strange feeling of dejavu, and as soon as you know it second semester rolls around and you can’t wait to get back on campus.
My three tips for homesickness:
1). Find a community to get your mind of being homesick.
2). Limit yourself from talking to people at home, or else you’re limiting your time you can use for other people on campus.
3). PRAY! Like seriously. God was the one who was there when you were at home, and he will be with you at school, and he will be with you throughout your life. Pray for strength and lay your burdens onto him (Matthew 11:28). He wants to hear everything!
Anonymous asked: How does the Pre-Nursing major work? Is it a BSN program?
Pre-nursing is one year and nursing school is three years. To graduate within four years, you can’t switch into the program but have to be accepted as a freshman for pre-nursing. If you do, it’ll take more than four years. You could also apply as a transfer as long as you have your pre-reqs for nursing. It is a BSN program, indeed!
onthatjesusflow asked: Okayyyy so this might be creepy but I just went through all of your posts and now I am so pumped to go to PLNU next year :D I do have a few questions regarding the weather though! Okay, so does it get windy there, and if so, how windy? And also, what types of clothes would you suggest bringing? Like mostly pants or shorts, and mostly light long sleeves or tank tops or a mixture? Sorry for all the questions! (:
It really doesn’t get windy here. It’s a gentle ocean breeze. I would suggest bringing clothes that are be beachy, some sweater, lots of shorts, plethora of cardigans, and comfortable clothes. People here dress up a lot, so I have warn you that your style may change. Compared to the midwest, it’s a lot more stylish here. Since we have a pretty school, we’ve got to have pretty stylish people :)