Goodness gracious, Nashville. I am in LOVE. I am predicting I will move here, as many of my friends have already predicted for me, so get ready world, I am putting this out now.
This past weekend I got to spent time in Nashville celebrating my girl KJ and visiting Vanderbilt for a potential grad school option.
Nashville is known for being the #1 Bachelorette hot spot in the US and now I know why. I don’t think I’ve ever had this much fun in three days before in my entire life. We ate and drank and danced and laughed our way through downtown Nashville like it’s no one’s business. We befriended our pub crawl guide Tanner and stayed at our friend Karen’s house. Our bachelorette, KJ, rode a mechanical bull and sang “Like A Virgin” at a karaoke bar. We did not go to sleep before 3:30 am either night and we had 1300 second-long snapchats to re-live it all.
Moment of huge gratitude here: find yourself some best friends who invite you to rockin girls’ weekends like this–they are game changers.
The best part of the weekend was the new friends I made once again. I know KJ from consulting, and a few of us consulting gals got to spend this weekend with her, but really what was so special was meeting the friends who have known KJ for way longer than I have and getting to hear stories about her from another time of her life. It is the greatest when friends collide. I left this weekend with new experiences and new friends–double win.
If you are checking out Nashville for a potential weekend of fun, here are some things we did that I would 100% recommend:
- Go out on Broadway Ave: random men will serenade you and you will dance the night away. When you get kicked out of the bars at 2 AM, not to fear, there is WannaB’s Karaoke Bar down the street to host your singing fantasies until 3 AM.
- Eat at Biscuit Love: even if it means standing in line for over an hour. Those biscuits will change your life.
- Go on the Music City Pub Crawl: request Tanner as your guide, he will lead you in trivia games and tell you the best deals at each bar. Also included is a pink camo coozie and live music.
- Walk around and explore 12 South: you may run into old friends on the street and you will be the ultimate tourist and take a picture with the “I Believe In Nashville” sign.
Leaving this trip more thankful than ever for fun memories and new cities. If there’s one thing God is just re-teaching me over and over again it is that my people are so much more precious to me than my things, and sharing experiences like this is what makes my life meaningful. Get out there and live life with your people y’all. Shout out to team #TurnBrownForWhat for the best Bach ever.