As a college student, I often take it for granted that the wonderful experiences and late nights all stem from that decision I made to go to college. At the time, there really was no other option in my mind– I went to a private college prep college where in most cases, 100% of the class goes to a 2 or 4-year-college.
After the first semester of college, it dawned on me that I had a very real choice on what I could do with my life. I knew or heard of many people who wouldn’t come back for the spring semester. I realized I could stop school and work for my parents. I realized that just because one doesn’t go to school, doesn’t mean one will be poor, or unsuccessful, or have an unhappy life.
When reflecting on my decision to stay in school, a few specific reasons came to mind.
1) College will get me where I want to go, which in my case is medical school to become a doctor.
2), I like learning.
3) I LOVE COLLEGE
College is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Even though I never in a million years thought I would be at the school I am now, I LOVE it and am so grateful God paved the path for me to go here. Only in college can you learn about religion, research, animal behavior, chemical reactions, and dying languages in one semester (which I did!). Only in college can you meet people and connect with them instantly based on the sole fact you go to the same school and know that the struggle to get seven hours of sleep/night is SO REAL. Oly in college can you take that first step of fulfilling your dream of that future career.
College definitely is not for everyone, but as for me, it was the right decision.