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College is a great experience. It’s a chance to make new friends, find out what you want to do with your life, and make a difference. In two years of college I have learned a lot, so today I’ll share with you the five things college has taught me so far:


1. The pro-life generation is HUGE.

The media will have you believe that our world is a hateful and liberal place, but college has taught me that it is the exact opposite. Our generation wants to spread love in any way it can, whether it be seeing dignity in every human being or protecting the preborn. It wasn’t until I went to college that I realized just how big the pro-life generation is.


2. It’s okay to not know what you’re doing.

This is a big one for me. I spent so much time stressing because I didn’t have a perfect plan in place, but I realized that it’s okay! That time will come. This leads me to my next point.


3. God has a plan.

No matter how much you think you have screwed up, God always has a plan for you. His plan may not be the easiest way, and it probably won’t be your favorite way, but I promise you it will be worth it.


4. Don’t stress about the little things.

It’s just not worth it. That paper you’re stressing about will get done; it always does. Just have faith in yourself, work hard, and do your best. Save the stress for bigger things.


5. Friends are your family.

This is such an important truth. In college, 99 percent of the time your family is not around, so whom do you ask for help? Friends! Finding a good friend is like finding gold. Friends will stick with you through the toughest times and through the best times.


Life can be difficult, but when those times get you down, focus on all the great things in your life. Just being with friends or even doing small acts of kindness through the See Dignity Campaign are simple things that can lift your spirits.

Whether you’re a college graduate or an upcoming freshman, you will learn something new each day. Make sure you enjoy all of them!

A member of the class of 2018 at Belmont Abbey College, Katie Brown is an ALL Life Defenders intern for the summer of 2016. At Belmont Abbey, Brown edits the student newspaper and hopes to be an investigative journalist when she graduates. When Katie needs a break from work, her favorite pastimes include fishing and horseback riding.




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