This week was a trip back in time for me. Since graduating college in 1998, it’s been 17 years since I’ve lived as a student – going to classes, sleeping in a dorm, and best of all, eating cafeteria food for an entire week!
But that’s what this week was for me. I spent the week at the Antiochian Village in rural western Pennsylvania as part of a seminary program through the Antiochian House of Studies. The program is mainly a distance study, but does involve one week of residency every year.
So for the past five days, it was like 1998 once again.
- Classes all day – from 9:30 am – 10:00 pm, with no more than an hour break at any point in time.
- Sharing a dorm room with two other guys – but thankfully we at least had the luxury of having them give us fresh towels and clean the bathroom daily. If not, I don’t think we would have survived.
- And best/worst of all… my true weakness in life… CAFETERIA FOOD! As much as I love such fine delicacies as bacon cheeseburgers and “seafood mac and cheese” (don’t knock it till you try it), I think I’m ready to go back to a slightly healthier way of eating.