I am the middle child of five, so I’ve been looking at colleges since I started 6th grade. However, choosing UC wasn’t a hop, skip, and jump for me.
UC is actually a much respected school in my hometown, and many of our staff from the hospital, school system, and ex cetera graduated from there. So simply, I wanted to be different and prove my hometown wrong. I wanted to be the oddball who found a “better school.” Upon visiting Williamsburg, I found myself leaving very impressed.
Now, UC was not love at first sight for me. I was drawn to the atmosphere of authenticity – people simply seemed real! Not only were the professors honest and admirable, but they were very well-versed in their knowledge. Once more, they weren’t prideful. If the faculty didn’t know the answer to my question, they said, “Hmm, I don’t know! Let me find that out for you,” instead of giving me some fried bologna to sound super smart. After talking and meeting with the Religion and Music department, two fields very dear to my heart, I decided to choose Cumberlands as my home for the next four years.
The key word here is choose. You decide where you go. You may fall in love with a school or a person, but it’s up to you to actually make something happen of it. Times will not always be easy and people will not always look pretty; one must decide for themselves what places and people are worth their effort. I chose to become a part of UC. I am very glad I chose. I did not “end up” here. I hope you do not end up here, either. I hope you choose your school, whether it be UC, UT, WKU, or somewhere else in the world.
I am so honored to have chosen UC, and this year I’ll be blogging about my adventures. Feel free to read and learn just as I grow and learn. I’m hoping that my choices won’t just change me, but change others. Change you. Welcome to my part of UC. Welcome to Hayley Davis’ world as a freshman. Join with me this year in changing the man in the mirror: ourselves.
♪ “I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life…”♪