After a couple of difficult weeks, I’ve made my college decision. Starting in the fall, I will attend the most pulchritudinous university in the world (in my unbiased opinion, of course): The College of William and Mary!
Tremendous focus on undergraduate teaching. An intellectual, diverse, and quirky student body. A lovely campus located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. There are too many perks to this place, so I’ll just sum it all up by saying I cannot wait to attend.
Just two days ago I edited my “about me” page to update my current academic status. It’s surreal to know that when I started this blog I was in the throes of high school – now, I’m walking away a winner. I’m tempted to get all mawkish and melodramatic, but in short, being able to look through my old posts and see how much I’ve grown and overcome and adjusted makes it so real. Though I hope I’m not coming across as a blowhard braggart, it feels great to think: I fought for this. It’s mine. I’ve earned it.
Not like the challenges will end. Despite its strong sense of community, W&M has a reputation for its tough academics. Even though I’ve been waiting to leave my physical home for the past 17 years, I may encounter some social issues I hadn’t expected. Maybe my roommate will murder me in my sleep (just kidding, I Skyped with my roommate for the first time two hours ago… it was interesting.)
No matter what, I’m ready. I know what I want: to indulge in intellectual exploration, to make great friends in an environment of freedom, to pursue my passions and someday make a change. No matter where I go in life or what happens, I will never stop following my dreams.
I will never stop flying. Not for a second.
Has anyone else decided which college they’ll be attending? If so, or if you made that decision in the past, what prompted you to choose the place you did? I
am completely impartial in saying that William and Mary is the best place ever obviously may be a bit biased but I’d love to hear about all your universities and colleges!
Also, exams coming up in a few weeks. Six exams to be exact. Wish me luck, because I’ll need it. I plan to write more about societal issues and books rather than just posting personal material soon as well. Perhaps I’ll continue the college post series when I’m actually in college. Hm. Anyway, I hope you’re all having a great week and happy almost Friday/Friday!