The college process was one that continued throughout my entire senior year. So, you could say that my last year in high school was stressful because I had no idea where I would end up that fall. I gave myself a deadline. By the new year I would know where I was going to school. As my deadline finally caught up to me, I made my decision to go to DePaul University in downtown Chicago. I was excited and relieved that I could enjoy my last months of high school with my friends. So, time went on and my decision weighed on me. At first I did not think anything of it, I just thought it was the thought of having to move six hours away from my family. Then as spring break came up, I sat my family down to tell them my change in schools, that I would be attending Drake University in the fall of 2018. I honestly think my dad started to cry because being his only daughter, he wanted me close and to watch my every move. I finished off senior year and started to plan my new life at Drake. The roommate situation was though because I put it off until the last minute. My mom made me meet her sorority sister and best friend in college’s daughter. We talked and hit it off and made official decision to live together. And let me tell you, it was the best decision I ever made. We are now rooming together again sophomore year and I have made my forever best friend.
Entering into my first year at college was a tough one. I didn’t know what to expect and did not have my life planned out. I knew I wanted to do something in the journalism school but it was only a matter of what. I soon learned that I loved everything about magazines; the print, design aspects, and of course the celebrities. I official declared as a magazine media major and could not have been happier. Until I decided to add another major. But the question was design or write. So, I picked graphic design and ran with it, until I found out I had to take a drawing class. So then, two weeks into my sophomore year, I had to change and added a new major again. I declared as a double major in magazine media and writing, and honestly, this is the best decision I have made for myself. I had an internship this past summer writing for a wedding magazine and I realized how much I loved writing. It did not matter what the subject was, I am passionate about every word I write. And now, I can make a career out of that.
That first semester is going to be a hard one because eighteen credits of journalism and English classes is going to consist of a lot of reading and writing. But good thing I enjoy doing both of them, but maybe not at this accelerated pace. Even though that was just the start, I was excited to see where it would take me. And as of now, I am a junior about to finish my spring semester and move into senior year. Ahhhh senior year. It is exciting, yet scary to say. As my time at Drake and my overall education is about to end, I can still say that I am glad I changed my decision and went to Drake University as well as throwing my major out the window and picking up something new.