It has been a crazy few weeks since I last shared with you. I left you with anticipation for midterms, and with much relief I can say that they are finally all over. I had four to take and they all went pretty well.
A couple weekends ago my household went on retreat. We went to the house of one of our intents a couple hours away out in the country. (For those that are unfamiliar with households, intents are guys who have committed to our household to a certain degree and are discerning whether or not this is the right one for them.) My household puts together a team to run the retreat, and I was on it. I was in charge of food with another one of my friends. Probably one of the biggest challenges I had to face in my college career was finding a way to feed 25 guys for a weekend.
Well, I am still here to talk about it so I guess no one went too hungry, and it all worked out. Retreat was very relaxing, prayerful, and fun. We started with a great talk from our household advisor. Every household has an advisor and ours is Dr. Bergsma, a Theology professor here at the university. His talk set the tone for a great weekend. For the remainder of the weekend, we had prayer time, some recreational time, and reflective time to listen to the Lord, which is so hard sometimes in our busy, everyday lives. We also got to enjoy the presence of guys from household – we had a fun time goofing off, whether it was joking around with one another, dancing, or going on crazy adventures out in the woods.
After a wonderful weekend, the retreat ended and we came back to campus. I came back to the intramural flag football championship games. My team made it, so we were playing that evening. I got back, attempted to do some homework, and headed on up to the big game. We started out pretty strong, scoring a touchdown on the first drive. Our defense picked up and we didn’t allow a score the whole first half. If I recall correctly, I think we were up 14-0 at the end of the first half; intramurals only plays two halves. In the second half, we scored again, but they came out strong and scored on us right after. It was then 21-8, and our defense was there to put the game to an end. We didn’t allow another score for the rest of the game and we won. There are two divisions for intramurals, AA and A. If you play AA and you win, your team gets an intramural championship shirt. Since we won the AA division, my team received shirts. We celebrated after a very fun game of football on a beautiful night. Flag football came to an end and volleyball rosters are due this week. The intramurals just keep coming.
Last weekend was Fall Break. The University gives us Monday and Tuesday off to have a little break from school. I was very excited because I went home to relax and enjoy some home-cooked meals! The break didn’t come without some work to be done though.
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween and All Saints Day!
Hi I’m Chris Pagano. I’m is a Business Finance major with a minor in Theology. I love to spend my busy days enjoying various activities on campus: household, swing dancing, studies, and much more. Each semester helps me to learn and grow in my life in many different ways and I am looking forward to seeing what this one holds.