This is my university.
I’ll admit, when I first started here I thought I had made the wrong choice. It turns out that it wasn’t that way, I may just have been drug down by past events that made me want to get away from Eau Claire. Just this past summer I was still considering transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Madison once my junior year rolled around.
But then fall rolled around, and the first two weeks I thought to myself “this is going to be a long, stressful semester.” and in some ways it was stressful, but it flew by. And that kind of makes me sad, because as stressful as it was, it was by far the best semester I had.
And hopefully they just keep getting better.
This semester I got a job working for the school paper as their staff photographer (work meaning unpaid), I’m taking more journalism classes and hoping that I don’t get nervous writing so many stories this semester, I’m joining organizations (photo and Society of Professional Journalists), and taking a studio photography class.
I’m never going to be home.
But I don’t think I’ll mind, because it’s a great place to be.