Six months later, after being respectfully but persistently badgered by the Student Life team, I found myself at CPE3 APEX in September of 2015, surrounded by people from across the country, (and a few from beyond), and I was proved wrong about the community. It existed––and the students hadn’t emerged from under rocks. They’d started YouTube channels and businesses, worked in Pregnancy Resource Centers, traveled the country, composed music, created blogs, worked on farms, written books, played sports, probably discovered a planet somewhere in there, and more. LOTS more. So much more, that the community soon required a new slogan and a new challenge: Be Unbound––Together.
No quotation marks needed.
If you’re wondering what being unbound looks like (especially the together part), and searching for practical tips and ideas are on how to do this, stick around. That’s what this blog is for!
To wrap this thing up though, here is a brief letter of adieu from me to my fellow skeptics:
I get it. You don’t want to get your hopes up. You don’t want this Unbound thing to fail. And while I can promise you that it isn’t perfect (even though it’s pretty close), if you give the Unbound community your best effort, they’ll throw their best right back at you. A note of warning: it might change your life. Proceed fearlessly.