Today I had a lovely day touring the University of Akron, and even managed to have my dad snap a some outfit shots while we were there! Best dad in the world for shooting outfit photos for his daughter in 20 degree weather on the side of a busy city street? I believe so!
This makes the second time that I’ve visited this university, and I’m currently in the predicament over choosing going to Akron or another university called Kent State. Although both are incredibly different (and actually rivals!), I find myself loving both dearly. It’s so odd to be in this position of choosing where I will study and live for the next four years. To be honest, it scares me to death. What if I make the wrong decision on where I want to go to college? What if what I think is the college for me, actually turns out to be the exact opposite?
Although the academic aspect of college is surely something I weigh greatly in my decision, what I value more so is if I can see myself being happy at the college. Flourishing and developing into my own person. Meeting people and making friends. Getting out of my shy shell and trying all the things life has to offer me. I want the college I attend to feel like home, a place I never want to leave.
That’s why I’ve decided to attend Kent State University this coming fall and be the graduating class of 2016. Even though Akron is a beautiful, promising college full of life, I just have this special connection with Kent that I don’t have with Akron. Kent State makes me feel like myself. Like I can be myself among the students and not have to hide who I am. Kent State makes me excited for my future and what is in store for me. It’s a scary decision I’m making and who knows if it’s right. I don’t know. My parents don’t know. Maybe even God doesn’t know. All I do know, however, if that I want to take a risk in my life- something I never do. I want to take the risk of following my dreams and becoming the girl I’ve always dreamed of being. And I can’t wait to start my journey at Kent State. ?