Dear rising college freshman,
YOU DID IT! You successfully survived 18 years in the same school district in your boring lil hometown. You’ve made it through all the lasts, like prom and Friday night football games. You got through the stress of the SAT and though you were panicked for a minute there, you finally decided on a college. You probably have a roommate, a bedspread, and a crush you’ve been eyeing in the Freshman Class Facebook page. Been there, done it, honey. It seems like yesterday I was in your shoes. But somewhere along the way, I blinked and now I’m graduating in less than a week. Why I didn’t listen to Kenny Chesney when he told me not to blink, I’ll never know, but here we are; just days away from closing one of the sweetest, most fun chapters in life thus far. And lemme just tell you, I’m all sorts of emo about it.
Now I’m no college expert. I won't be graduating Magna Cum Laude, but rather, I’ll be saying Thank You Laude. I wasn’t involved in every campus activity and never won an award for being an outstanding student. Sorry, mom! But I learned a lot, grew more than ever, and made lasting friendships and memories that I’ll cherish forever. And isn’t that worth the $40,000 tuition? Lol. Well, let’s not talk about that.
Here are some nuggets of truth I hope you’ll always remember as you enter college:
McKenna Best is a Carolina girl currently residing in the bachelorette and hipster capital of the world. She believes in Jesus, dancing in the kitchen, and slow mornings. McKenna is an assistant youth director and spends her afternoons working with middle schoolers in West Nashville. In her free time, you can find her eating Chipotle, making an excessive amount of Spotify playlists, writing in a coffee shop, watching The Office, or spontaneously buying a plane ticket somewhere. She is passionate about equipping youth to unlock their potential and be all that God has called them to be, whether that be through teaching Bible lessons, or writing articles for a variety of online platforms