The positives and negatives of transferring colleges

For some people, transferring colleges is just something that happened. Maybe your first school was too big or maybe you got homesick. Either way it was not the right school for you. This is what happened to me. My first college was a very small Christian school in Missouri. Yes, I did just say Missouri. I don’t think I even knew where Missouri was before going to school there. I love traveling and thought it was really cool to live in a new state for even a short period of time. I knew I couldn’t stay there for four years of my life. I was miserable.

When I decided to transfer, I was scared. I didn’t know where I wanted to go next. I felt like my life was falling apart. I didn’t want to leave my best friends but at the same time I knew I couldn’t stay at the school. I had to apply to new schools, figure out what classes would transfer, sell all of my room belongings that I couldn’t bring onto the plane with me. It was a disaster to say the least. I doubted myself and questioned if I was making the right decision.

But then came where I am today. The happiest I have ever been. I know what I am doing in life and where I am going. I have made new friends and feel comfortable where I am. I am excited about my future instead of dreading it. I have the best job in the world all because I transferred schools. I have become closer to my family because of the big change. I have had so many new opportunities come my way because of my move.

So I encourage anyone who may be struggling with transferring schools or just a change in general that you’re going to be okay! New and better things are always on the horizon. Have faith and live with no regrets about your decisions.

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