Humans of Lee
We found sophomore Aubrey Hathcock casually sitting in the Paul Conn Student Union working on some homework. After a few minutes of chatting, we found out she was born and raised in Cleveland, and wouldn't be at Lee if it weren't for the education program.
'The first college I looked at was in Hawaii, which is really far away, and then I [looked at colleges] closer, just in Tennessee. Then I said, 'Lee is close, and the education program is great, and the environment is great. It's a good school.' '
'What do you like to do?'
'I enjoy hiking and I like reading and writing. I work at a rafting company so I really enjoy white water rafting.'
'Are you a bit of a thrill seeker?'
'I enjoy the thrill seeking, yes. All the time? No. Would I go skydiving? Maybe, but probably not. I enjoy the exciting things in life.'
What are you most afraid of in life?
'Sometimes just the unknown of the future. [I think,] 'Oh no what's going to happen?' But then you have to realize, God's got it, and it doesn't matter, because it's not in my hands.'
'Have you been a Christian your whole life?'
'Yes I have. There was a [time] during my life when'because I became a Christian when I was little'you have the whole church camp, 'Oh wow everyone loves Jesus come be a Christian,' and then there was a part of my life where I was really depressed for a while. I [thought,] 'I don't really like God.' Through that time, I really found God and started to actually have a relationship with him.'
'How would you describe your relationship with God now?'
'It's a good relationship but it's still a mending relationship. With any relationship you have to have that time spent together, and college, and [being] busy and stress and everything sometimes takes away from that. So once I have that time to spend with God and go to church it just strengthens that relationship.'