My journey to DBU began late in 2012, right after I finished my Associates Degree at a local community college. I was unsure of my next step, but I kept hearing about DBU. Before I knew it, I was registered for the spring 2012 semester at DBU.

As I prepared for my first semester at DBU, I looked back over my homeschool experience with a sense of thankfulness. I was homeschooled for most of my life and am appreciative of how it prepared me for college.

As a new student, one of the things that was hardest for me was adapting to the cafeteria. I never attended a lunch hall at a public school, so I was not at all prepared to be surrounded by a couple hundred people on a consistent basis while eating. At first I didn't like to eat at the cafeteria because I didn't know anyone. However, after a couple of weeks, I met some guys and we started to eat together on a regular basis. I think just hanging out at the cafeteria was one of the best things that happened to me as a homeschool student transitioning into a college student. I have a lot of good memories of my brother and I hanging out with our friends in the cafeteria for lunch.

Some of my fondest memories come from hours spent participating in intramural sports here at DBU. Early on I discovered that there were different softball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee tournaments spread throughout each semester. When I would finish my homework for the day, you could always find me at the basketball or volleyball court. Participating in intramural sports helped me adapt to the university, and I also met a lot of people who I am still friends with to this day.

I have been truly blessed by Dallas Baptist University. This university has changed my life in so many ways. I am grateful for my homeschool education because it prepared me for what was ahead.

There were some challenges, but as I look back, I am so thankful that the Lord directed me to the University on the Hill.