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unit1 essay - When I chose to attend Virginia Commonwealth...

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When I chose to attend Virginia Commonwealth University I thought I was making the right decision. I was terribly wrong. At first, I did not even want to go to college or to a university. I did not know what I wanted to do, but I really hated the thought of going to another school. I hated the thought of having to leave home, my friends, familiar things. My parents pushed me to go, telling me it would be a good experience and it would be better than anything I could come up with. I’ve been to Richmond before on a school trip to the science museum and did not like the area and I really did not care to ever return to Richmond. Going into this situation I knew I would hate the place and the school for being where it is. I decided to go to VCU in order to learn. I came here to meet people and find myself. I also expected to have some fun and enjoy living away from my family. My expectations for this city and institute have not been fully met, but its coming together. What I’ve learned here is not academic, but purely lessons one must learn at one point during his or her life. I’ve learned that no matter how hard you try to like something, if you truly hate it, it is indeed impossible. Richmond, I thought it would grow on me, but every second I am here my hate for this place grows. I believed, because I was young when I first came here, that I might have misjudged the city and area. Unfortunately it seems I was right. This place sucks. I’ve also learned that patience is something that is needed to survive in this world. You usually have to wait awhile and work hard to get the things you want and need.
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course UNIV 111 taught by Professor Cates during the Fall '07 term at VCU.

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