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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What? I can hardly believe that I'll be starting college tomorrow! A little less than a year ago, I had just begun the college application process and tomorrow, I have my first two classes! It's been journey, for sure (would you like to hear the WHOLE story? Let me know and I'll do a post on it!); a journey where I've learned a lot about my self and grown in my relationship with Jesus. I've heard a plethora of stories, some good and some bad, about the victories and struggles of a first semester, freshman. Everything from making new friends to the dreaded Freshman 15 has been told to me, but I'm not worried at all! In fact, I'm excited for all that is to come, even if it's difficult at first. 
Want to know all abut my college plans? Read below for the 411:
What is your major? Minor? Why?
My major is Childhood Education, with a concentration in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). As of my right now, I am doing a double minor in Communications and Bible. This particular degree plan may change come spring semester as I am interested in adding Communications on as a double major to Childhood Education. 

Ever since I was a little girl, being a teacher was always my "dream job." Sure, I'd teeter between being a fashion designer or a wedding planner, but teaching was always the most prominent passion. I hope to teach children in urban, immigrant communities and ultimately, in third world countries like China, India and countries in Africa. My passion lies in helping children develop academically and foster a love for learning in them as well as sharing the love of Christ!

As far as my minors, at my school, it is mandatory for all students to take on a Bible minor. I've decided to add on Communications (which I hope to later convert into a double major) as a way to grow in my second passion, writing!

How many classes are you taking? What class are you most excited for?
This semester, I'm taking 7 classes and honestly, I'm excited for them all... Well, maybe all of the classes, except for math. At around 8th of 9th grade, math became my least favorite subject, the one I'd tip toe around and avoid whenever possible. 

Introduction to Spiritual Formation and Foundations of Education are the two classes that I'm looking forward to the most! At an open house at my college, I had the opportunity to meet my professors for these two classes. Their heart for God and for training the next generation of leaders was obvious and contagious! And, they (my professors) are husband and wife! #TeamVelez! Woot! Woot!

How long is your commute?
Thankfully, on a good day, my commute, by subway will be about an hour! I know, you're probably thinking that an hour will be an absurd amount of time spent riding the rails, but to a New Yorker (especially to one who has spent more than two hours on a train) it really isn't all that bad! I'll have plenty of time to study, read and people watch. JUST KIDDING! You never, ever, under any circumstance should engage in people-watching in New York city, on the Subway!

Lunch? Taking or buying?
I intend on taking lunch with me, for two reasons. One: I'm a college kid now. Translation: I shouldn't spend money on Chipotle and Starbucks when I have $200 textbooks to purchase! Now, that's not to say that I'll never buy lunch! I actually plan on buying something for my first day. It's a momentous occasion, so the purchase is justified in my mind. The second reason is that I am a health conscious eater. I'd take a salad over a burger any day (when I take into consideration how I'll feel afterwards).

I hope you enjoyed that short Q&A! I came up with these questions myself, based on what I thought may be the most frequently asked but, if you have any other questions regarding my college journey, feel free to ask! I'd love to hear... er... read them :)

Are you starting college this semester? Are you a freshman or senior? Or if you aren't planning on attending college at all, what have you been up to lately?

Kianna Rose


  1. Hope college is going smoothly for you so far! Thank you for this post,it's interesting to learn about what career path others are choosing for themselves.
    I'm going to college in a couple of years time, and I must say, I'm pretty nervous about it!
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart

  2. This sounds so exciting! And the college that you are attending sounds amazing! Which college is it?

    I started college this fall too with a major in Marketing (although I too am considering Mass Communications). College is different than being homeschooled yet exhilarating at the same time! I can't wait to hear more about what God teaches you these next few years!

    1. My first two classes were really exciting and I've already learned so much! Oh, and I'm attending Nyack College in Manhattan. What college are you attending?

      Your degree choice sounds like it'll be such fun! I'd love to hear how you're adjusting to college life, coming out of the homeschool realm.

  3. I want to start my comment with a Biig Thank you JESUS!! For what HE is doing in Kianna's life.
    We rejoice and celebrate with you. Continue your journey with the same motivation you start...God plan are always good. You are loved, gifted and blessed.
    We love you and miss you, we miss the family and everyone over there.

    1. What a sweet surprise to hear from you! I miss you all to and continue to keep you in my prayers!

      Lots of love to you and the family <3!!!

  4. Wow! I'm hearing a lot about colleges in blogs and with my friends. I wish you the best of luck in college. I'm a senior right now and in the process of deciding what my major in college will be, im still not sure.