So a week ago yesterday I was out in Nashville with one of my best friends and my cousin for my 18th birthday (Oct 11 was my bday!).
I had just stepped out of the clearance section into another section of Old Navy and decided to check my phone. I had a missed call from Kentucky. Thought about for a while and then my heart started to beat as my finger shook to push the listen to voicemail button. Could it be? Could it really be “the call?” It was. If i wasn’t in Old Navy I would have screamed. That’s right folks, this girl gets to attend her top choice for schools, Boyce College, fall of 2014! I got accepted on my 18th birthday! I started doing a happy dance right there in Old Navy. Completely unashamed. That happy and bubbly feeling I felt then, I still feel everytime I think about going to college. God is so amazing. God changed the mind of a teenage girl who had her heart set on Wheaton and then in a dramatic turn of events (which included moving), he turned her mind to a smaller and different school. I’ve visited Boyce two times and both times I’ve felt so incredibly welcomed and blessed by the faculty and students. The fact that the school is smack dab next to Southern Seminary is also wonderful. I can’t wait. My heart is so full right now <3
My weekend in Nashville (Oct 10-12) was amazing! It consisted of funny movies, laughter, free large starbucks chai tea latte from two very friendly employees, free sweets, amazing conversations with my cousin and best friend, lots of pictures, more laughter, pizza, chickfila, lots and lots of shopping (6+ hours on my bday!), the Ryman for a backstage tour, the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and Walk of fame, and tons more. I seriously had the best birthday ever. SO in love with Nashville. Can't wait to go back!
Here are some highlights in pictures
Day 1- Thursday, Oct 10th – The Ryman and the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and Walk of Fame
A note… When we were on the backstage tour of the Ryman the tour guide pointed us to a couch where Keith Urban had sat recently. Needless to say we plopped right on that couch within 30 seconds…
Country Music Hall of Fame Museum
In a store downtown… heyyyy Blake
Then Day 2, My Birthday!
Right after I found out I got accepted to Boyce College!
Full day shopping = happy face!
Day 3, going home to Knoxville.
Bluebird Cafe, Pedicures, Chipotle, fun bookstore, then bus home with best friend!
…note to self, pack lighter… maybe.
Till next time friends, thanks for reading my very long blog post!
Yay for birthdays and getting accepted into college!