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 […]

I’m living with a stranger!

“I’m really nervous about living with someone I’ve never met before.  Any advice?” RANDOM ROOMMATE ASSIGNMENT.  I love it so much; it fills my heart with joy thinking about all of the 18-year-olds in the country who are about to be thrown into a living space (smaller than the bedroom they grew up in) with […]

I’m just not happy at college.

“Everyone says that college is the best four years of your life, but so far it’s been pretty hard and lonely. Why does it seem like everyone else is doing so much better than me? I’m wondering if I picked the wrong school and maybe need to transfer.” Listen to me. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. […]