- 1 Day till Election Day
16 Days till Thanksgiving Break
- 37 Days till Christmas Break
- 49 Days till Christmas
I hope you all have been following the election regardless if can or cannot vote. Eventually you will be able to and need to know where you stand on political issues and what candidate best fits your standards and morals. I’m blessed that this is election came right around my 18th birthday. Even though I have failed at discovering the differences between the Republician & Democrate parties, I still manage to watch the Governor and President present their ideas and opinions to decide my vote. Here we had a huge debate between a Obama fan and Romney junkie (both were professors.) Getting a convo credit and building your political knowledge…sounds like a good deal. In addition to the benefits, there was also a segment where students could share their thoughts about specific issues that the candidates promoted or disregarded. A little heads up, if you’re an incoming freshman next year you’ll have a similar opportunity around your senior year.
This cold weather is another reminder of how soon this year is coming to an end. I start to think back on how much my life has changed since January. I remember filling out the FASFA form and filing taxes for the first time. Both were a major conflict between me and my parents since I thought I could handle it on my own but that idea was blown out of the water when I saw how quickly things spiraled out of my comprehension. Trust me, you’ll understand when time comes around. After getting that ordeal out of the way, I waited for UC to create my financial plan. In the meantime, I finished up my last high school softball season and looking for teams I could further my passion with. I came back to UC in February for a final look and luckily the coach invited me to stay for practice. I don’t ever remember being as nervous for a game as I did when I closed the car door and started walking towards the field. Yet I was set and determined to not let my fears of failing get the best of me. I figured you can guess how my practice went. Having that said, I encourage you to take a leap of faith and believe in your dreams. Without taking the initiative to see how far you can go, you’ll never know your true potential. That doesn’t just apply to sports…it’s everything you can do at UC. From mastering the ping-pong table to getting a Master’s degree, being a Patriot means never settling for less.
A few weeks after the FASFA submission, UC was the most affordable and most of their scholarships lasted over the course of 4 years. I remember opening the letter looking for 2 things. One being how much of a student loan I was going to have to take and the second, if I had received any softball money. I’ll never forget the way my dad’s face was brilliantly lit with joy and happiness after I told him I wouldn’t have college debt and I made the team. After those last few months of high school flashed by, I said my good-byes and wished my summer away. I was filled with eagerness to start a new chapter in my life. I can still say I am as much as excited to see what God has for me here as I was those so many weeks ago. I truly wish you the best on your journey to finding your next step after graduation. Have a great week!