Hello, lovelies! Today I wanted to share another personal story from my own college life. I’ve been asked this question many times before (especially from semi-unknown relatives during the holidays), so I decided I could also answer it here on the blog once and for all: why I chose UW-Madison as my school.
It was a hard decision. For a while, I was dead-set on going to a small school in Minnesota. Growing up in a small town, I was a little bit scared of anything else. I longed for a big-city life –the people, the energy, and the excitement – but I wasn’t sure if I was really ready for one.
When I took a campus visit at Madison my senior year of high school, I got this feeling like Madison was exactly where I needed to be. And when I got my acceptance letter, it suddenly became the easiest choice I had ever made.
It seems to me that everything happens for a reason, even if you aren’t sure of the reason yet. There’s a reason why you ended up where you did, a reason you didn’t get the job promotion, or a reason why he isn’t the right person for you.
I would bring in religion here, except sometimes my own beliefs are so shaky I can’t even talk about them. So maybe I’ll just refer to it as fate.
If it comes done to fate, then every bad thing you’ve ever gone through has its purpose. Every heartbreak, every loss, every regret. It all means something. For me, this is how I get through every day, with the belief that everything will work out in the end.
And now that I’m here at Madison? I feel even more sure of my choice every day.
Thank you for reading and traveling with me on my journey through college. Please share your thoughts below or with me on Twitter @CaseyDonart