What do you think of when you hear the word “California”? For most, the first things that come to mind are beautiful beaches, warm weather, and a kick-back kind of lifestyle. For me though, when I hear “California” I think of my biggest lifetime goal – to end up studying at a college there. Over this past summer, I went on vacation with my mom to
For a very long time, the Art Institutes in
While in the meeting, I began to sense how serious the subject matter of actually going to college was, reality had finally hit me for once in my life. I am growing up. I got such an eerie feeling while sitting in that small room with the advisor. It was almost a sense of a discomforting surprise. I had realized that I’d be going away to college a year from then. That meant no more living at home with that sense of security, that sense of always having my mom by my side.
We finished up the meeting with the advisor and took a tour of the school. The entire time throughout the rest of the meeting and the tour, I was aw-struck. Just walking around the school and seeing students sitting in the classes, made it all that more real. Every time I saw a student in the school, I thought to myself, “That could possibly be me in just a year.” It was just so surprising to me. Finally, my mom and I left the school but I realized then that I now had a completely different attitude about life than I had when I first arrived here.
From that first college visit to the Art Institute in
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