Pre Term Blogisode: 2 First Choice
Bethune Cookman was initially my first choice, but I recieved a phone call from Johnson & Wales literally while I was trying to get a hold of BCU’s financial aid office. It was the admissions counselor who came across my information request email.
He called to tell me about the amazing Campus in Rhode Island, he told me about the fun events that they celebrate. I was hooked immediately! Not even that their writing program was spectacular. I just got a homey vibe from just watching videos on the different events they have. On top of that, I had a scholarship waiting for me.
Unfortunately, I had to choose BCU because it was closer and I knew people there. I mean I already joined that group chat even before I paid for the $300 admission fee. I didn’t know I was going to go through the things I went through after making that decision. After realizing that choosing the school I chose wasn’t really a good idea, I thought it would be best to take a year off . This was after speaking to a close family friend about going to school part time just to get those transfer credits. So I had the intention of going to community college.
When I first applied to JWU I applied for the Miami campus, but they had to transfer my application to Rhode Island since their campus is the only one with the major I was interested in. I was a bit skeptical at first, but ever since the admissions counselor told me about what life was like on campus I made it my goal to attend this university in 2022.
Not even just for the university, but I grew up in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. I’ve always enjoyed actually experiencing all 4 seasons, not just a rainy spring, a rainy summer, summer, fall and 2-3 weeks of winter (Yes, I’m coming for you South Florida). Most of my family is up north so it would mean alot to be close to them all year round not just every summer or some times winter.
If I move to Rhode Island, I can easily drive to Connecticut and New Jersey to visit my close family and friends, possibly every other weekend.
There are so many things that can go right with moving to Providence. The education, I’ll be Closer to family, closest to the best state for journalism work, and I will be able to live the small town life with my dog and cat that I’ve always wanted, (As you can see, I’m a dreamer)
And as a dreamer, I like to accomplish my goals. I literally lose sleep day dreaming about what I want. Although it takes time to make those dreams come true, it will all be worth it in the end.
As of today, I am planning ways I can raise money for university. Like I said in my previous posts, I am learning how to bake so possibly a bake sale. I can have a side hustle and sell cosmetics , beauty products, maybe even jewelry. I’ll do anything to make this happen! Even if I have to get a second job.