We took our oldest monkey girl back to college last week. It was bittersweet. We are so proud of her and our oldest monkey boy as they have embraced college with gratitude. They are both have such a strong work ethic. They understand that education is a privilege and they take it seriously. We love how they each invest in the lives’ of fellow students, especially the incoming freshmen. They love to encourage these college newbies because they remember all too well what it was like to be a “freshy”. As part of the resident life team on her campus, our oldest monkey girl is fully engaged right now in making the new girls in her dorm feel “at home”. It is beautiful to watch her shine as she pours into the lives’ of others. You go monkeys!!!
A few other touches that would be nice for the college student are plants (air plants are great) for purifying the "dormy" air, an extra lamp or two for reading, and maybe some big, puffy bean bag chairs or oversized floor pillows for lounging on movie nights.