The Freshman 15.

“I’m so afraid I’m going to gain the freshman 15.” It surprises me that this is still a thing.  A lot of research has come out attempting to debunk the myth of the freshman 15.  (Most studies show female college freshman tend to gain 3-4lbs, not 15.) Whether it’s fact or fiction, you don’t need […]

I gained a roommate & lost a friend.

“Last year my roommate (roomie #1) and I got along so well we decided to live together again this year. We also asked one of my friends (roomies #2) to live with us. Now, roomie #1 is always copied up in her room while roomie #2 and I are getting along perfectly. We have people […]

Roommate Woes

            “My roommate is constantly waking me up in the middle of the night because she comes home drunk.” Oh yes. This one is a classic. For those of you in a similar situation, I’ll let our friend tell more of her story, because I think you will connect. “I […]

Freshman year: the #1 thing

What’s the #1 thing I should focus on for my first semester of college? I’ve had this conversation at least a dozen times over the past two weeks.  It’s your first semester of your freshman year, and everyone is trying to figure out the answer to this question.  What should be my top priority?  What […]

I’m overwhelmed.

“I’m only a few days into my freshman year and am feeling completely overwhelmed.” First of all, you are not alone. EVERYONE is feeling overwhelmed.  It might look differently on other people, but that’s based on how they are coping. Some withdraw, hide in their rooms, and get very homesick and lonely.  Others push into […]

Back to school with intention

It’s the first day of Fall 2013 for all of us at Belmont University.   As I got in bed last night, I couldn’t help but think about how I wanted to start this year off. I decided to get up earlier than usual and head to Bongo Java to get the best-value breakfast in town […]