I don't know about you but I LOVE Thanksgiving. Stuffing, turkey, and cranberry sauce, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
But Thanksgiving isn't just a time were we sit down with our families and shove our faces full of good home cooked meals, it's a time were we take a second to sit and think about all the things we have been blessed with and all the things that we are thankful for.
First I just want to say that I am thankful that I am a South student. There is no doubt in my mind about my decision to attend South Alabama. It is the perfect college for me. Just being a student here at South has blessed me and help me grow as an individual. It has prepared me and continues to prepare me every day for my future.
I am without a doubt blessed with the best friends I could ever imagine having. My close nit group of friends have been through thick and thin together since freshman year and I know without a doubt if I ever need them they are just a phone call away. We have shared many many laughs, shed many tears, and there isn't a single memory I would change with them. We are always there to lift one another up. Whether we are sitting around having our "family dinners", watching sports on tv (cause that's all we can get the guys to sit down and watch), or we are just goofing off going who knows where we always have a good time. I couldn't imagine my life without a single one of them!
That also goes to say that I am extremely thankful for my wonderful boyfriend that I met here at South my sophomore year. I'm thankful for his continuous encouragement he gives me everyday, buttttt I'll do everyone a favor and refrain from getting all sappy in my blog ;)
2. Nursing School
I know, I know, I know, every blog you read from me has something about nursing school in it. Sorry... but I'm not sorry. (I eat, sleep, and breath nursing school) and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity I have been given to learn here. We have a state of the art Allied Health building we learn in everyday and incredible instructors to teach us. I am thankful for each and every one of my classmates and how we are there for each other to help make it to the finish line. I couldn't imagine being a nursing student anywhere else but here at South.
3. My roomies & my apartment
Living 4 hours away from home I love having my own apartment and what makes it even sweeter is my best friends I share it with. I'm thankful for our beach themed apartment (living on the gulf coast why wouldn't you want to feel like you're living in a beach condo...am I right?)
One last thing that I am extremely thankful for that has just recently happened here at our campus is our newest addition to the South Alabama football team, 11 year old Colby Sawyer. After reading article after article I can't help but tear up as our football team welcomed Colby with arms wide open. Although I have not met Colby personally he has touched my life with his story as he is fighting against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Check out the link below to read about how Colby was named player of the week by the Sunbelt Conference and his experiences he has had since joining the football team!