10 Things I’ve Learned in the First Week of College

It’s sinking in, people. I can officially say I’m a “college student”. Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved the idea of being one, and now it’s here…and I love it. I’ve been on campus for just over a week, and I already can’t get enough.

As I was going through this week, I felt a little overwhelmed with all the work I’m receiving. To be honest, I kind of forgot about my blog, and realized college may change this. But during that time of stress Jesus told me, “I will always make time for your dreams”. So here I am, 11:30 at night, taking a break from a paper I have to write, to share some of my heart. Because I finally have some time.


1. People thrive in an atmosphere of acceptance.

I say this from personal experience. I’ve never been in a place where I feel so loved, all the time. And it does something to you. You’re motivated, encouraged, and you can totally take on anything.

2. Community is everything.

No more of that High School “I’m a senior so I don’t talk to freshman” nonsense. Going to a college where community is so valued, I see the fruits it produces. The kindness, and value that flows through everyone is unreal.

3. Sometimes you have to chug coffee in two minutes.

Hopefully it cools down as you bring it to your mouth. #gottagettoclass


4. You have to put yourself out there.

Make friends, join groups, be outgoing! It’s the best way to get to know your fellow classmates, and get the best out of this whole college thing.

5. Mom and Dad were right.

About everything.

6. You have to have those dance parties.

Maybe it’s just me, but for my roomie and I, these are daily. Turn it up and take a break to break it down.

7. Sleep is as important as you make it.

You can choose to have six hours, or ten. Yes I’ve done both.

8.  Balance is key.

It takes a bit to find the whole flow of things, but once you do, you will find the balance in your life. Make sure your priorities are straight, you get the work done, and save some room for fun.

9. Make your dorm room as comfy and homey as you can.

I don’t know about you, but I want to enjoy my room, and have it be a place for the times where PJ’s are the best option, and hot cocoa is always on the menu.

10. Jesus is so faithful.

From little things like someone offering to buy you coffee, to steadying your heart when it’s becoming anxious. There is never a time where He’ll put you on hold. So tell him your desires, your fears, your worries, your excitement. He will bring everything full circle and is waiting to connect with you.


If this is only a snippet of my first week, I can’t imagine what will take place the rest of this year. Thank you all for your prayers and your listening ears. I can’t wait to step into my purpose even more!

Now to get back to that paper.


“Exist Loudly”

xoxo Kennedi



  1. College should be the experience of a lifetime. Something I love to suggest to new college students is to male the time to call and video with your family and friends back home. Trust me, it helps you to cope with being away. You might not feel bad now because you are so busy with being the new kid on campus trying to adjust to your new life, but you will miss them and become homesick at some point. If you have pets, video chat with them too even if it sounds silly. Trust me, it helps.

    I also want to say that I think it is a great idea to balance school and fun, especially in college. Keep your priorities straight buy male sure you gave time to let loose and have fun every once in a while because you need to. If you focus all your time and energy into studying, you’ll end up hating college which isn’t good. I sincerely hope you enjoy your college experience and I’ll be eagerly waiting to read up on your updates.


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