Rachel Bridgman, a Counseling Psychology major, shares her story on being a married student and life in the community of Married Student Housing.
It's pretty nice taking a five to ten minute walk home from a long day of class and work. It's also so nice knowing that my husband only has to drive two minutes from work every weekday.
We are a newly married couple living in our own little apartment in LeTourneau's Married Student Housing. My husband works in the Admissions Office, and I am working on my bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology.
Being married and living on the campus where we both spend all of our time can make us feel a bit stuck sometimes, but we have found some beautiful parks in the Longview area that allow us to get away for a morning or an afternoon. Just this weekend we went to a walking park with many tall, beautiful trees, green ivy everywhere, and the colorful fall leaves underneath out feet. A friend of ours in Married Student Housing is a photographer, and she joined us on our trip to the park to take some fall photos.
It has been so much fun to get to know other married couples in Married Student Housing, and mostly just so awesome to enjoy the beautiful creation in the middle of a city. Yes, at times we feel stuck on campus, but we have learned to be a bit more adventurous and find those places that refresh us. We are also learning to praise God for the friendships we are making on campus, the gas money we are saving, and the wonderful first home we are building together.