First Day Back
School! Ack! The biggest positive surprise of all: feeling like a competent adult again. After a summer that has challenged that at every turn, I had forgotten what it's like to have some sense that I dependably know what I'm doing at something. Other big surprise: Nobody at Belmont is from Nashville anymore. I've met 65 students so far today individually. I ask them all where they're from. Only 3 are even from TN: 1 Cookeville, 1 Memphis, 1 Murfreesboro. When I was a student here, every other person was from Middle TN. It's a more pronounced phenomenon each year. Also, only 1 Josh this year (last year, everyone was named Josh). But I have about 6 Jessies or Jessicas.