Back at it again with the Liberty University blog post. There are so many things that will happen to you at Liberty University. I’m listening to Eminem while I write this. I inserted GIFs even though I wasn’t supposed to (you’re welcome). The title is self-explanatory, so let’s jump on in.
1. You will run for a bus.
I don’t care how many times you tell yourself that you will not run for that God forsaken bus, because I swear to you that at some point in your college career here at Liberty, a time will come when you are so desperate for a ride that your pride will be pushed to the side, and you will run. I’ve done it, all of my friends have done it, God knows even the CFAWs have done it.
2. You will get lost in Demoss.
Legend has it, a freshman ventured into the fourth floor of Demoss one foggy Monday morning for an 8:15 gen ed class and was never heard from again. Demoss is one of the scariest places on campus. It’s not because of anything paranormal-the only ghost living in there is the Holy Ghost, the halls are just so gosh dang unpredictable. The way the rooms were numbered make no sense, walls seem to pop up overnight, and staircases seem to lead to nowhere. I suggest utilizing the buddy system.
3. You will eat Chick-fil-A way too often.
All of my FreedomPLUS swipe users out there can universally agree with me on this. God blessed mankind enough to make Chick-fil-A an actual place, but He was really looking out for the students at Liberty University when he made the 8-count nugget meal (including fries and a drink) a meal swipe. I am thoroughly convinced that God himself took a corner of Heaven’s dining table, and made the Chick-fil-A franchise with it.
(*gasp* “omg the gif had a cuss word in it” I KNOW I KNOW I’M SORRY. Not really. It went well with my point.)
4. You wonder why you’re still single.
When Liberty is solely known as “that campus where the girls go to get married,” you start to wonder why you’re still hopelessly single. “Ring by Spring” is definitely a cultural norm here, but so many girls still find themselves buying their own chocolates or wasting their nights at Dunkin (@ your girl right here). You might try alternative methods like Tinder (enter at your own risk), blind dates (careful ladies), or anonymously posting about your crush on LU Crushes and hoping your crush somehow finds out about you.
5. You will get mud on your shoes.
Ladies and gentleman it is no joke that Liberty is conservative in everything except construction. It’s literally everywhere-you can’t get away from it. We have construction on North Campus, East Campus, South Campus, and Main Campus behind Commons and the Hill. No matter where you live, you are bound to encounter that beautiful and unique Virginia Red Clay. By the way, in case you haven’t realized yet, that stuff is hard to get out of your shoes.
6. You will walk out in front of cars.
“Are they really not going to stop for me?” is a daily thought that crosses my mind as I walk out into the middle of oncoming traffic. Pedestrians have the right of way, why not utilize it? I have places to go, things to do, people to see.
7. You will stop for pedestrians.
“Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it. WHY WOULD YOU RUN OUT IN FRONT OF ME,” is also a daily thought that runs through my mind. Driving on campus is one of the most stressful things I have ever done. You better hope it’s not one of the things that will happen to you at Liberty University. It’s almost like the students are begging to be hit by my car. Not only that, but if you hit the crosswalks at the wrong time (i.e. class change times) you will be waiting for literal mobs of students crossing the street.
8. You will dodge scooters and skateboards.
All respect to those skaters and scooter riders. Y’all obviously have figured something out that the rest of us foot walkers haven’t discovered yet. But y’all have to realize that I am terrified when I see a skateboarder come riding some 78 mph towards me because if you hit a rock or crack in the road or something, you’re going to fall and possibly die, and I have no idea how to deal with that if it were to happen.
9. You will be late for class because the Starbucks line is so long.
Dear ever loving goodness. I am a fan of Starbucks (venti vanilla bean frappuchino or a grande white chocolate mocha to any boys [or girls who want a new friend] that wants to buy a girl a coffee). I am not a fan, however, of a 30-45 minute line wait at the library Starbucks. I’ve definitely had to leave the line midway before I could even order, just so I could get to class on time. I should’ve been put on the Dean’s List just for that.
10. You will wonder why you’re here.
Sorry to get deep on y’all here, but it needs to be said. I’ve found personally that it doesn’t matter what major you are or how excited you are to be here at Liberty. At some point, you will call home crying, desperately asking your parents if you can come home. I’ve experienced this feeling more than once. I promise you, though, that you are right where you need to be. If you ever need any encouragement, I’m most definitely here for you. Just find me on Facebook.
Okay bye guys.