Life at University
The path to become a psychologist has been full of excitement and challenges. Moving to San Pedro Sula to attend the National Autonomous University of Honduras wasn’t an easy decision since it was my first time living in the city. New environments can be scary at first. When one needs to find a new community, interact with so many different people, and has a lot of new information to process, one can be overwhelmed.After finding a church and getting involved in the university programs such as Becas 20/20, I began to feel more at home, and the new became normal at some point.
The abrupt changes of COVID19 were another chapter, “a door to my inner being.” The lack of interaction with people, studying online, and not being able to go to church services in person either, felt very lonely. Although, looking back it was one of the most rewarding experiences. My relationship with God was deepened by experiencing His unending grace, forgiveness, and unconditional love. It opened my eyes to how much mental health matters. It has changed my way of seeing life and the way of seeing others.
Nearing the end of my time at university, I’ve learned that sharing life with trustworthy people, who encourage each other to seek God, to grow professionally and act even when making mistakes, makes this experience of living here fulfilling. Excitement is in the air to see what God has planned after graduation! Praise be to God no matter what comes next.
– Lenis G.