While in Chicago I attended Moody Bible Institute, a school dedicated to training young leaders for ministry. I attained a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, which I thoroughly enjoyed (despite the hundreds of all-nighters I had to pull to make it happen).
At Moody, I had the incredible privilege of being the RA of Houghton 4 West, which is a floor made up of wonderful young women whom I have come to love dearly. They are truly some of the best friends I’ve ever had. I also had the opportunity to work as the Student Events Coordinator on campus, and I adored my coworkers and supervisors. For my final year, I helped one of my favourite profs out, Dr. Sanchez, as a marking assistant. It was a joy to work alongside him and help tutor and teach students! Lastly, I served as a campus Ambassador, which is a blast. (:
With 4 jobs and pushing to complete my degree in 3 years, I almost always had my head down – but I certainly found the time to enjoy Chicago. Living downtown was a dream – exploring (*cough* getting lost.. *cough*) in my free time was among my favourite activities. But student pricing on ballets, operas, Broadway, and symphonies certainly came in for a close second. Mostly, I loved spending time with all of the people that were in my life during this time.
Looking back there was nothing about my time in Chicago that I didn’t love – I even enjoyed taking the public transit. Although those 3 years were a great deal of work… They were so full of joy and growth. I couldn’t be more grateful!