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The Last Term of My College Career

Holly Lipovits

Posted on October 26, 2020 23:05

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I reminisce about the last five years of my college career and am grateful to have been able to attend college.

I remember during my senior year of high school and everyone would have to visit a guidance counselor to discuss their college plans. I dreaded doing so, but, of course, did it anyway. It was mandatory even if one didn't know what to do.

I remember pondering my future and what career path I wanted to pursue. My mind juggled so many options that I figured fashion design was the option for me because, at the time, I was obsessed with fashion and art.

I remember my first day of community college. My best friend at the time carpooled with me until I finished my Associate's degree and transferred to a state college. While I attended community college, however, I still struggled to declare a major. Oftentimes, I went to see my academic advisor, who discussed with me my interests and the opportunities that went with those interests. She did not help me as much as my best friend did.

I remember when we were at my dad's house studying (or most likely procrastinating while watching Netflix) and she asked me the most simple question that no one asked before: What do you enjoy doing most? I recall telling her that I love to read. That was when I chose to pursue English as my major.

I remember meeting one of my closest friends, Ariel, at community college. We were in a lab for a biology course and I sat down next to her. We said hello to one another and asked each other what our majors were and our friendship blossomed from that moment on.

I remember having to take the bus at 5:45 in the morning and drive nearly an hour to get downtown. I dreaded waiting 2 hours after my last class to get on that bus 3 days a week, only to get to where my car was parked finish the last 30 minutes of my trip home. That was when I decided to transfer to SNHU and continue my education online.

I remember late-night Denny's and Steak and Shake trips with my biology group (which included Ariel) and goofing around until 11 at night. I remember when we left lab one evening we saw a cat sitting by the doors of the science building. I chased after it, being the cat lady that I am; my friends laughing at me.

While I may not have attended a fancy private university, I was able to receive my Associate's degree for free. I was able to meet one of my now closest friends. I was able to live at home without having to pay rent to my dad and save money. I was able to finally choose what I wanted to be for the rest of my life. And I was given so much support and love throughout the journey.

I am grateful for each and every day for this opportunity.

Holly Lipovits

Posted on October 26, 2020 23:05

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