My first week at college: A reflection

College is as weird a time as they say. It’s really hard for me to realize that I’m officially a student at Belmont University. Moving to Nashville has been quite the transition for me, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this change in my life and look towards the future.

Moving into my college dorm was insane. It was quite a shock to come to terms with the fact that I would actually be sharing a minuscule room with two other girls. My “space” consists of my bed and the desk underneath it. Next week I’m going to be doing a “dorm tour”, but it’s quite a change from what I’m used to back home.

Speaking of home, I think that’s the hardest realization. This is supposed to be “home”, but it doesn’t feel like that. I feel like I’ve been dropped in the middle of a new world. It’s not that I don’t love it here, it’s just when I picture “home” I think back to my family and friends back in Indianapolis. I don’t think of the beautiful lawn dotted with gazebos or tall white buildings that adorn my new campus. It hasn’t sunk in yet that I am here permanently.

While I miss my old world, I’m starting to love what I have stepped into. There’s so much life in Nashville. I went to a “Bachelor in Paradise” fundraiser that happened to be taking place in my new city. I decided last minute to go watch one of my favorite singers perform when I found out she’d be playing last minute. Things happen here, it’s amazing. I’ve also found some of the most amazing coffee shops in this town. There’s endless opportunities to find the perfect study space or relaxing get-away-from campus.

With the cast of Bachelor in Paradise

I can’t begin to explain how lucky I am to be able to call this place my school. Getting a higher education is not something that everyone gets, and the fact that I do is a true blessing. Through all the hardships that this change has brought, it’s made me realize how lucky I am. If my biggest problem is that college is weird, I’m doing pretty well.

I hope you’ll join me next week as I show you how I decorated my dorm room. It was quite a challenge, but I like how it turned out in the end.

Until then,

Kate