To go away for school was one of the hardest decisions that I had to make in all my 18 years of being alive. I wanted to go away for school because it would challenge me more. Keep me focused on the reason why I came in the first place. It would motivate me to succeed in college. But then there were the cons of moving away for school. Like how am I going to pay for it? I’m really far away from my family. I won’t get to see them except when I come home for the holidays. I couldn’t decide if that fact that t don’t know anyone in that city was a good thing or a bad thing. It gave me an opportunity for a fresh start. I prayed to God that I would get a chance at a new start where I could do things differently. Become a better person in other words. I didn’t want to be that same old me for the rest of my life. Going away for school gave me this opportunity. Although now that I am here by myself, I feel like I am a new person. I didn’t bring my old life with me. Did’t bring all the pain that I felt when I was back home. In a way, I feel like a heavy burden has been lifted off my shoulders, and now that that burden is gone, I have the power to do anything I want. My parents don’t agree with me about going away for school. But I agree with them if I were looking at it from their point of view. They are worried that I’m going to get myself into a debt that is going to follow me for the rest of my life. Well in all honesty, I worry about that too, but me worrying isn’t going to change anything. At this point, all I can do is hand over control to God. I can’t do this without him, so why I’m trying to, I still have yet to understand. Although I didn’t know anyone when I first got here, I have met quite a bit of people. And I have met some of my suite mates. They are really nice and seem very friendly. I think that we’re going to become great friends in the near future; well at least I hope so! The only other thing that is bothering me about moving away for school is that I haven’t found a church in the area. Back at home I went to a Ukrainian/Russian church. But I don’t know if they have any here. I’m praying that they do because and that God will point me in the right direction to finding one. Anyway, I think thats enough of me rambling on for now. Time to go explore the campus!!! I’ll post pictures of the campus in my next post!