I believe that there is no such thing as fate. I think that that is what makes life so beautiful because we are allowed to mold and shape our lives as we please. Being able to control my life and where I end up makes my life a never ending adventure.
I used to get caught up in what my future had in store for me and my anticipation has been greater than the actual experience. I then came to realize that I am allowed to take different paths and do with my life as I please. I do have one rule and that is that my new path has to offer new experiences and have good outcomes.
I have lived in California my whole life and since I was a freshman in high school, I have wanted to attend SDSU. I don’t know why I felt a connection here but for 6 years it was my goal. Things didn’t work out with money when I graduated so I attended the university in my home town for two years, and finally transferred to my dream school, SDSU. I figured that this is where I was supposed to be. I loved the beach, the sun, and the atmosphere, so it made perfect sense for me to live here, even though I had only visited a couple times before.
A year has gone by and many things have happened to change my path in life. Coming from a smaller town, I have realized that I do not particularly like the city life. I prefer to have a closer connection with people and perhaps see the same people from class to class. This of course was a perfect example of how I anticipated a bit more than what I got. I have come to realize that there is no specific place for me to be.
After coming to this conclusion that San Diego, Ca. was not all it was cracked up to be, and considering that the man I am in love with is moving to Colorado, I figured why not go with? There are schools there that I can finish my degree in, they actually have all four seasons, and I would be miserable without him. If things don’t work out for some reason, then it is by far my decision to see what else life has to offer.
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