The Real Reason I’m Not Excited about My College Graduation

In approximately eight months, I’ll likely join the billions of people working 9-5 (ish) jobs. I’ll collapse on the couch when I get home from the office. I’ll solely look forward to Fridays. I’ll talk too much with my coworkers about the “amazing” lunch I packed. And I’ll completely forget about my dreams because I’ll be spending my days in a lonely cubicle and spending my nights recovering from the workday. That's why I'm so scared about graduating from college.

Dear College Freshman

My freshman year was not long ago, and I can relate to your worry. However, I believe it’s possible to worry less about starting college if you don’t put so much pressure on yourself to succeed.

The 5 Greatest Fears of Future College Students, Part 2

Last week, we discussed three of the greatest fears of future college students. But most incoming college students have more than three fears big college fears, so I’m going to discuss a couple more today...

The 5 Greatest Fears of Future College Students, Part 1

I feel like soon-to-be college students have more than three fears. I had lots of fears about college. (But if I wrote about all of those, this post would be way too long!) I think we should focus on the top five fears that future college students have. Maybe you have some of the same fears I did...

Ready or Not

I’m not ready.
But maybe I don’t have to feel ready. Maybe I don’t have to feel anything. Maybe I just have to do something. In fact, maybe we shouldn’t be so worried about feeling ready. Maybe we just need to do the next right thing.

How to Thrive in College This Semester, Part 3

Hi there! Welcome to the third and final post in the Thriving at College blog series! I sincerely hope you have found the tips beneficial and can implement them into your life. Most importantly, I hope you can realize that God is with you through this semester--as it says in Tip #7 of this post.... Continue Reading →

How to Thrive in College this Semester, Part 2

This is the second post in the Thriving at College blog series. I hope you learn a few more tips and are encouraged to trust the Lord during this semester of college--or wherever you are in life! Learn to be flexible. I’m terrible at putting this into practice because I’m very picky about my sleep,... Continue Reading →

How to Thrive in College this Semester, Part 1

This post is the first in the three-part Thriving at College series. I hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by it! One of hardest days of college is drop-off day. It is a day of anxiety, dread, and fear. At least it was for me. In the few days leading up to my drop-off... Continue Reading →

Stretched to the Savior

The day I’ve dreaded my whole life is getting closer and closer. My excitement increases. But mostly, my dread increases. After spending 12 days at camp (which is the longest amount of time I’ve ever been away from home), I realized something. I am not cut out for college. It’s not simply because of the... Continue Reading →

The End of an Era

Well, it’s over. I am done with high school. All my mandatory classes are complete. No more quizzes, papers, exams, or projects…for a little while. I cannot believe I’m here. I wish I could stay in high school forever with my family, friends, and church family. Instead, I can prepare for college life—meeting new people,... Continue Reading →

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