As I begin my freshman year of college (um how did I get here) I thought it would be fun to share with you all what my plans are! In four years I can look back on this post and laugh at the wild dreams my younger self had. I mentioned recently on Instagram that I want to use this blog to chronicle my college journey, hopefully I can help one of you along the way. I’ve been homeschooled my whole life so I’m not sure what to expect from college but I’m excited to find out and share it with you all.
Years ago my parents and I decided the best option for me was to spend my first two years of college at a community college. A lot of factors went into making this decision, not just money (though that played a big part). It’s the best option for me right now. Last summer as senior year approached I knew I didn’t want to stay home for college, I could see my future very clearly; being sad at home as the rest of my friends were at fabulous universities, I didn’t want to live like that. I love my family more then anything but I decided to move away for school.
So I will be moving away to Northern California, which is four hours away from where I am now. I will be living with my very generous family members while attending community college. I’m really happy with the school I’m going to because they’re very transfer friendly and really want to help you get where you want to go.
Moving in with family gives me some new found independence, a fresh start (which I desperately need), while still making the best financial decisions. I move in less than two days which is terrifying yet also incredibly exciting.
I will attend community college for two years wile I get my AA and transfer credits so I might be able to go to a UC school in two years. This semester I will be taking French, English, and history. I’m not quite sure what UC school I want to go to but it has to be a school that offers
a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in English. I would love to attend a Christian University but it’s really hard to find one with these programs. Luckily I don’t have to worry about that right away.
If I could wish for three things for myself during the next four years I would wish that I stand firm in my values, get into a university of my choice, and make life long friends. I’ve never been the best at making new friends so the thought of leaving behind my childhood and high school friends behind is terrifying so I’m really hoping to make some great new friends especially during my first year.
I’ve been referring to moving away and college as the abyss to my friends, because thats what it feels like, a scary black mysterious abyss. I’m also hopeful. I just can’t wait to get out there and see what happens. Bring on the abyss.
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