32 Times 'Grownish' Explained Your Freshman Year Of College

32 Times 'Grownish' Explained Your Freshman Year Of College

Same, AF.

For most of us, freshman year of college is kind of a blur. Maybe it's because of all the partying, but more than likely it's because of all of those cringeworthy moments you have purposefully blocked out of your memory.

1. Constructing the perfect first-impression outfit.

What does your jacket say about you?

2. Those first day jitters.

Whether it was move-in day at the dorms or your first day of orientation, starting your college career was reasonable cause for you to be nervous AF.

3. Attempting to sign up for your first semester of classes.

Planning and time management is no eighteen year old's strong suit.

4. The expectations of your first night out.

You're finally out on your own and the world is your oyster.

5. And the realities of your first college party.

Alcohol is a hell of a drug.

6. Those worried phone calls from your parents.

Even though you know you miss them equally as hard.

7. Bonding with all of your new friends.

You're all looking for a support system, so end up forming your own.

8. When you meet your first--of many, new crushes.

Don't worry, you'll forget who they are by your second semester.

9. And things escalate quite quickly.

But you've got it under control.

10. ...And learn that you've got some competition.

But winners don't quit, right?

11. Playing the field for the first time.

But that too quickly blows up in your face.

12. The first time your parents and/or family come to visit.

Communication was never a strong suit as a teenager.

13. Getting creative with your income.

You can't buy ramen and coffee with zero dollars in your bank account.

14. What getting ready in the morning looks like by midterms.

No one ever said you were perfect.

15. When you ask your squad for advice on your "love" life.

Let's be real, this is a hook-up culture.

16. When your friends tell you what you did the night before when you were drunk.

Delete your socials...and burn your social security card.

17. Roommate dynamics.

Don't worry, most people get less passive aggressive with age...I think?

18. Your newfound post-one-night-stand confidence.

Stay cool.

19. Forming your own beliefs and politics outside of your families'.

Welcome to the real world.

20. The various mental breakdowns.

It's actually quite normal to feel lost in life, let alone your first year of college.

21. The ugly break-ups.

They are very messy with all that bottled up angst.

22. When someone else questions your major/general life plans.

And you do yourself the disservice of doubting yourself too.

23. When the flu goes around campus.

College dorms are germ infested swamps.

24. Trying to get into bars while underage.

You don't quite have the funds for a legit fake I.D. yet.

25. When you haven't left your dorm for days and your friends try to drag you into the sunlight.

Don't worry, your bed will still be there when you get back.

26. Learning new languages.

I mean, you're a college student now, so you're ~cultured.~

27. Developing new study skills.

On a serious note, "study drugs" are no joke and there is help out there, you just need to seek it out.

28. The beginning of questioning society and culture.

Questioning does not change reality, but it does illuminate it.

29. Taking your first semester of final exams.

Close your eyes, circle things and never look back.

30. Learning how to be humble.

Confidence is important too.

31. Making friends outside of your major.

We still all can always find things in common.

32. Realizing that it takes a village.

Getting through college is not easy by any means, but it does go a whole lot easier when you are surrounded by people who challenge and lift you up.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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8 Old Katelyn Tarver Songs You Probably Haven't Heard

None of her new songs will ever go as hard as "Chasing Echoes" and that's a fact.


Years ago, I found (through iTunes recommendations) a pretty cool female artist. Later found out she was on "Big Time Rush", and then I found out she had some new songs out. I decided to give her new songs a listen, and they're good. However, I prefer some of her older stuff, which sadly isn't on Spotify. Fortunately, YouTube exists, and I'm here to share the best ones.

1. "Wonderful Crazy"

This is just a fun, upbeat song for when you're having a good day. Would recommend playing in your car with the windows rolled down.

2. "Rain"

I have a very specific memory of a time when this song blessed my life, but for all intents and purposes, it is a beautiful and happy song.

3. "I'll Make It Real"

This is a beautiful song with a wonderful message about staying true to yourself. I used to listen to it on the way to school every day my senior year of high school.

4. "Something In Me"

Featured in the greatest show of all time, "South of Nowhere" season 1 episode 6. A very relatable breakup mood.

5. "Love Alone"

This is definitely the second-hardest-hitting song she's ever released. The fact that this is not on Spotify or even iTunes anymore is just not fair.

6. "Favorite Girl"

This one's cute and upbeat, a definite crush mood. Not on the same level as "Love Alone", but it's still underrated.

7. "Closer to My Heart"

Another cute love song. I'll tie it with "Everything" for cutest love song on her first album. Highly recommend both.

8. "Chasing Echoes"

Facts are facts and the facts are that Katelyn Tarver's new stuff could never go as hard as "Chasing Echoes". I can't even begin to explain how deeply these lyrics cut through me when I was fifteen. Even now, this song can take me all the way back. She is robbing us by not making this available on streaming services (or even to purchase). Katelyn, bring this song back, I am begging you.

Anyway, I'm still enjoying the new stuff and am excited to see what's next.

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