However, as much as I regret a lot of my decisions from that year, if things hadn't happened as they had, I would not be here in Oregon enjoying life as much as I am. Sure, I would probably have my bachelors degree finished and likely almost done with my master's, but I think I'm much more happy with the way things are now. When I hear people talk about their college experience, I can tell that some of them didn't really get much out of it except a degree. They didn't get involved in clubs or volunteer, or get really great life experiences out of it; and you can usually tell that they just wanted to get through it and be done without enjoying any of the extras. Well I feel like if I had made better choices and stayed at UWSP I would have had an experience like that. At OSU, I feel like I'm getting the opposite. I absolutely love it here and feel this was definitely the right school for me; I'm involved in clubs and get volunteer work in, plus I'm working on an awesome research project with an awesome group of people and getting some great life experience from it.
So, all in all, there were many downsides to that year, but I'm glad they happened and lead me to where I am today :o)
I don't have any pictures to really represent this, so here's one from my weekend which I will talk a bit about.
|Me, Grandpa, and Buster|
So, I think you can tell by the amount of smiley faces in that paragraph that I had a great time! :o) Happy Weekend!