Sixteen days to go until I am on campus!!

So! This is gonna be interesting and fun, huh?

I just finished reading “What Every College Freshman Really Needs To Know” by Blair Blogs, and she inspired me! My mom had tried to convince me to write before, but it never really stuck until I read what Blair had to say!

(You can read her post here! http://blairblogs.com/2012/08/what-every-college-freshman-really-needs-to-know/ )

So, I want to share with you all of my successes and mis-haps as they happen while I journey through the wonderful world of college! So here it goes!

Sixteen Days 2go Until I’m ON Campus!!!

If you can’t already tell, I am SUPER excited!!! I have already connected with some great girls who I will be “halling” with ;), and now all that is left to do is count down the days. Some have asked me if I’m excited to FINALLY meet my roommate, I tell them no, because, funny story, we have known each other all of high school! Now, that doesn’t mean we always liked each other, on the contrary, for a while we couldn’t stand one another! But, God works in mysterious ways and we get along great now!

What about the menacing “comfort zone”?  How am I going to leave it? College is a huge lake and I am just a little guppy! Easy, I have already left it.

Now, to elaborate, I am not your average college student. I am a “P.K.” No, not “Pastor’s Kid” but “Prof’s Kid”. Yes, I am the “townie” that lives two blocks from campus and knows all of the inner workings and ropes of the campus life and news because my mother works there! So, yeah I will know all the good places to eat and how to get everywhere, but I won’t be having that “freshman experience” that so many have! I get the “thrill” of driving a minute and a half from my door step to my dorm room… Nothing more…

But, concerning leaving my comfort zone, I am a free woman! Back in March, (actually on the day I visited campus) my boyfriend of four years and I, broke up. And as harsh as it sounds, it was the best decision of my life! I am no longer struggling for happiness, it over flows! I got my friends back, I spent more time in God’s word than I ever had before, and surprisingly, I didn’t feel any lingering pain. Because of that, I knew I had done exactly what God had wanted me to do. Now, I work at kate spade and I dress to kill! My wardrobe is almost like my pinterest board! Now, I have confidence in myself! I believe that I am beautiful both inside and out! PLUS I carry two kate spades, but that is just a confidence booster 😉 But at the end of the day, I can look back and be proud of what I am doing and what I’ve done, and I guess that is all that really matters.

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Now I am just waiting for God to point me in the right direction as I set off on this new adventure in just 16 days!

” ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD,’plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ ” Jeremiah 29:11
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2 thoughts on “Sixteen days to go until I am on campus!!

  1. Natalie, we’re friends on Facebook (and both incoming CU freshman), just had to say, this post was great! I can total relate– especially in regards to ending my relationship of four years shortly before deciding on CU, as well as my love for Kate Spade and Pinterest. We had too similar of stories for me not to comment. That is all. 🙂

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