1. Write a letter to my senior year self. Open it when I graduate. I love the idea of recording some of the thoughts and emotions from this first year of college, and then being able to compare them to where I am at the end. I have already felt so much growth happening and … Continue reading Eight Things I Want to Do Before I Graduate
Read the other posts in the Transitions series: Learning to Trust God Through College Applications Thoughts After Graduating Moving In and Settling Down Making Friends in College How I Stay Organized On Tuesday, I completed my first semester of college. That's weird for me to say. I still haven't quite comprehended that I've moved into … Continue reading Transitions: Reflecting on First Semester
One of the biggest challenges for many people in college is keeping everything organized. There are so many things to juggle: academic classes, extracurriculars, campus events, jobs, homework, workouts, friends, spiritual life, keeping up with family, pursuing hobbies and relaxing... As my advisor told me the other day, learning to manage time is the single … Continue reading Transitions: How I Stay Organized
One of the things I was most looking forward to about college was the chance to start over socially. I'm at a small college far away from home, and so I didn't know a single person going in, except my roommate, and we had only met in person once. I had heard that the social … Continue reading Transitions: Making Friends in College
Move-in day: probably one of the most iconic and also most stressful days of freshman year. A few weeks ago, I had mine, transitioning my whole life to a little college in Mississippi. I've gotten settled in and learned a lot along the way, and I want to share some of that with you today. … Continue reading Transitions: Moving In and Settling Down
I graduated from high school on Wednesday. As I sat down to write the first draft of this post, I had no idea what I wanted to say about that. It definitely hasn't sunk in yet, and I've barely had an emotional reaction. I keep telling myself that I never have to go back to … Continue reading Transitions: Thoughts After Graduating
Over the past year or so, I've been going through one of the most notorious experiences of the high school years: college applications. Those two words strike terror into the souls of teenagers everywhere. But today, I'm here to say that I have survived the process. I know where I am going to college, and … Continue reading Transitions: Learning to Trust God Through College Applications
I don't talk about my personal life on here all that much, but today I want to share something that happened this past week and the big lessons that I'm learning from it. I'm in the middle of the college application process, and most of you probably don't know that my dream school is Princeton. … Continue reading So I Got Deferred from Princeton This Week.