Advice For The Confused College Girl

Advice For The Confused College Girl

What to do when you feel like you can't figure out your future, dreams, or life.
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"You're crazy," they said as I scribbled away doodles, tried to open an Etsy shop, and packed boxes in my tiny sorority bedroom.

I didn't stick with Etsy for long but I had the itch to get outside of the norm -- to do something so beyond ordinary when I graduated. I couldn't help but start something. I didn't know what that something was, I just knew I had to do it.

So, I tried all sorts of creative endeavors. I was more like a whirling tornado of creativity than a human as I grabbed my diploma and zipped into the next project. TBH, I've been more of a hot mess than an actual human in my lifetime. Sounds like you? Cool, join the club.


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You know, a lot of people ask me how I started blogging and speaking, how I grew an audience, etc. And one of the many things I've learned is that it's about getting started before you have it all figured out. It's about dipping your toe into the cold, deep sea because you'll never walk on water if you don't get out of the boat.

Walking on water sounds crazy, right?

Good, it should. But I think we're called to be crazy -- to step outside of the ordinary and to do those things we don't believe we could ever achieve, and even the things we don't fully understand.

It's not about proclaiming to the world, "HEY FOLLOW ME I'VE GOT IT FIGURED OUT."

It's about taking a sister's hand, walking this journey, and saying, "HEY, WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT TOGETHER."

It's about making the hard calls, being willing to change, learning as we go, and following the Leader even when we look crazy. When I started doing that, something amazing happened. My blogging hobby turned into more than just a hobby. It led me to become a full-time writer and speaker instead of using my degree after college...something I never thought I could or would do.

CRAZY, right?


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So if you're afraid to chase your passion for fear of being called crazy, be crazy with me anyway. Jump out of your safe little boat. I promise, with a little bit of faith, some stink, sweat, and your eyes fixed on God's power over your life when the waves start crashing, you WILL walk on water. Even when the world says you can't. It's like it's what you were made to do or something.

PS. If you're curious about how I grew my faith-based blog audience from just 100 readers to over 100,000 readers in less than 12 months, you can download my cheatsheet by clicking the link below.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.
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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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To My Little Sister, Don't Wish For Time To Move Faster, Soak Up The Stage Of Life You're In

Live in the moment and you will come out having no regrets.

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To my best friend,

Time goes by quickly, do not wish it away. Enjoy living in the moment you are in right now because you will never get it back. Stop wishing you were in college already because you have so much to live for right now.

I know all you want to do is get away from home and start over, which is normal because I wanted to do the same thing at your age. But as your older sister, and as someone who has gone through that stage already, I am here to tell you that it is not all rainbows and sunshine 24/7.

With the time you have left in high school, enjoy every second of it because eventually, you will come to miss it.

Graduation is just around the corner for you and it honestly freaks me out how fast time is going. And it only goes faster in college. As kids, all we wanted was to be in high school and be able to drive on our own and once we hit high school, all we want is to be in college. With almost being in college for two years, I can easily say that all I want is to be a kid again. We have been wishing our whole lives away since we can remember. Enjoy today.

I see so much potential in you and I am beyond excited for what the future has in store for you.

Many times, you have been the one to give me advice even though I'm the older sister and this shows how caring and loving you are. Life is going to treat you so well and it already has.

There is one piece of advice I must give to you though. Make sure to thank mom and dad and tell them you love them as often as possible. I know they can get on your nerves and may make you angry at times, but they have given us the best life. You will learn in college just how much they love us and how much they have given up just to make us happy.

You have a good head on your shoulders and I know life is going to turn out to be exactly what you wanted. Just don't wish it all away. Some of my favorite times were when I was a senior in high school.

I'm always looking out for you so don't ever think you are alone in this crazy world. Remember, I am just one phone call away.

I love you so much sis, you got this.

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