This is my view right now.

I can’t believe that I’ve finally made it to Nashville. After a long, LONG day, I am moved in and ready to start my life at Belmont University!

The day started at six. I am NOT an early riser so I woke up pretty slowly. Our move-in time was at seven, so we packed up the Eurovan and UHaul {yes, I brought a UHaul trailer from Wisconsin!} and made our way to Belmont. When we arrived, all I saw was a sea of red–all these Belmont students ready to help us move in. They were lightning fast–by the time I had opened my trailer and walked upstairs, they had gotten everything in my room. Seriously.

Most of the morning was devoted to unpacking. My dad, magic genius that he is, was able to carpet our entire dorm in just a few hours. After organizing, reorganizing, and lots of decorating, we were done before lunch! Here’s the before:

And the after:

We had lunch, did some more shopping at Target, and then did some finishing up with dorm work. It helps to have a big team when you’re moving in :) Before I knew it, we were at the welcoming ceremony! It was overwhelming and exciting at the same time to see the entire Belmont Class of 2016 together. Dinner happened and then we did some icebreaker activities {including a really, REALLY awkward dance} and then broke into our Towering Traditions groups.

So, that’s the day. As to how I’m feeling about it…I’m not sure. Part of me is so excited to be here I can hardly contain it. Part of me is terrified that this is about to happen. Part of me already is even a little homesick {I think it’s missing my puppy}. But if it’s anything that I’ve heard from college students over the past few months, it’s that feeling a ton of things the first few days is totally normal. So I’m just giving it all over to God, and focusing on Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

A hope and a future.

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