I decided to attend college at the University of Alabama. I know, I know .. all Bama fans are obnoxious-I get it. But TBH can you blame us? Like what exactly was your criteria for the school you wanted to attend for 4 years? Well for me: I craved that fairy-tale college experience. You know, the ones you see in movies-The huge open quad, college parties, tailgates, late night study sessions, football games ..need I go on?
Campus culture was key AF when choosing where I wanted to go.
I started off as a biology major in hopes of being a dentist. Let’s just say after several football seasons, a semester abroad, one to many bio classes -here I am with a degree in Advertising and Communication Studies. Wasn’t expecting that? You’re not the only one.
The fact of the matter is: I had no idea what I wanted to do and then realized:
- Just because you have a plan doesn’t mean it’s going to happen that way.
- It’s OKAY-not everything goes as planned.
This was a huge realization for me .. I consider myself the ultimate planner. I appreciate organization, calendar invites and punctuality. So to say the least, following through with a plan brings me happiness and extreme sense of accomplishment.
Best thing about plans? They can change ..
Now don’t get me wrong this just didn’t happen over night and wasn’t just a simple *click* to change of my major. I really needed to take a look at myself as person and identify my strengths, weakness and opportunities.
Which isn’t that what college is all about? Trying to find out what you “want to be when you grow up” and then taking the required hours of course curriculum to attain that piece of paper, to be that: “so called adult”
..the answer is pretty much yes.
But for me and many others college is/was much, much more.
So was college the best time of my life? I can’t definitively say yes or no.
I did without a doubt meet some of the most amazing people and learned so much about myself but it wasn’t all rainbows and waterfalls. I guess what I am trying to say is, I still have my entire life to live and refuse to believe that my 4 years at Alabama were the best times of my life.
Trust me, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without my journey I experienced in Tuscaloosa. So I am forever grateful for that but just like plans change so do people ..
Until next time,