A picture of me at the registration booth in yesterday’s event - Xavier University’s 27th University-wide General Assembly with the theme “Take off: Flying to Greater Heights”.
The event didn’t turn out the way we planned slash expected. Due to time constraints, some performers were not able to show their presentations. A few other significant parts of the program were even scrapped so we can finish the event earlier. There were tears, hurts feelings, and a little disappointment in the event’s aftermath, but it was nonetheless enough for us. Despite of the Wednesday scheme and two-day faculty retreat (which means there are no classes today and tomorrow), the gymnasium was still filled with students who were eager to attend the G.A. The G.A. still served its purpose well - to invite students from all colleges to gather as one community as we embark another tough year in XU.
Last Tuesday, I had my first time to stay overnight in XU for a project. It was the night before the event proper. We needed to fix things through so we really had to spend another sleepless night for it. But then again, it’s worth all the stress.
Right now, I feel so fulfilled that the event is over. Finally, I will now have a “life” after having weeks when I can only go home at 10 or 11 PM, meeting deadlines, and beating requirements. I thank God that even when there were several times when I wanted to give up, He still gave me the strength to move forward. True enough, when you know your purpose very well, nothing will ever become a hindrance in achieving your goal.
That was yet my first time to be a project head. Even when I honestly left my studies behind, I have no regrets that I accepted that challenge and call for service. I always told myself I would celebrate once the G.A is over. But now, I wonder why I miss everything - the irony of life…