Best. Decision. Ever.

22 Dec

Choosing a college is one of the hardest decisions one can make in their life.  What if you end up unhappy?  Do they have the best program for you?  Do you like the cornfield/town/city its in?  Do you look great in the university’s colors?  Well, around four years ago, I was going into the last semester of my high school career at Lake Catholic High School (Go Cougars!).  I was searching for the right school to spend the next four years of my life at.

Luckily, my mom made me tour Marquette University the summer before my senior year.  Like any other high school student, I was a little salty that my mom was forcing me to look somewhere when I was already obsessed with another school (it was Jesuit, don’t worry).  Nonetheless, my mother stressed the importance of exploring all of my options.

Marquette seriously impressed me.  Everyone on the campus was nice, the college of communication had the programs that I was interested, it wasn’t in Ohio (I prefer Milwaukee), and I look great in blue and gold.  Marquette turned out to be a big competitor with the other school.  I visited Marquette multiple times over the next couple of months and fell in love with it.  MU gave me some great scholarships (shout out to the MU Club of NE Ohio!) and finally I made the big decision: I was about the become a Golden Eagle.

I was so excited!  I moved into Abbottsford in late August of ’08.  Carpenter Tower of ’09 (loved that year), Marquette I of ’10 and then Renee Row in January of ’11.  Now I’m about to go into the second semester of my senior year in college.  Woah.

Rewind.  Four years ago, I was making the decision to spend the next four years of my life in Milwaukee.  It was nerve-racking, but it felt great.  I was confident.

I don’t want to be forward or assume too much, but I’ll do it anyway.  Every Marquette alumni appreciates their MU education.  It was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made and they’re forever proud to be a Golden Eagle (or Warrior…depending when you graduated).  Totally worth the money.  Seriously, my parents agree (phew!).

So, thanks, Mom and Dad, for supporting my decision to continue my education at Marquette.  I’ll never look back.

Goooooooo Marquette!

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