The Decision That Changed Me Essay

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The Decision That Changed Me

The decisions we make throughout life can have an impact on our future, directly or indirectly. When things do not always go your way, you can learn from these experiences and grow as a person. It will not be easy, but eventually with time things will improve. All the hard times really make a person cherish all the good times. Saying this, I wanted to do something a little more personal for my final paper. The environment has a certain pull on everyone's' lives whether they realize it or not. This paper expresses how the environment of Illinois College has changed my life. I am also including a poem that I composed recently after events that have occurred in my life. I am hoping that my readers
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I do not think they make an umbrella big enough for me to hide under for protection. Needless to say, I had a very negative picture painted in my mind of what college would be like. I was just young and naive with no idea of what the future would have to offer. As August approached, I was just waiting for all my premonitions to come true. Once I made my decision to stay close to home and attend Illinois College, my outlook and attitude on life made a complete turn around.

Have you ever left a place and wondered if it could change your life forever? The moment I stepped on campus, the beauty of the campus mesmerized me. It was nothing like the way I had pictured in high school. The grass was an endless green carpet, and yellow tulips lined every sidewalk. As I walked across campus, friendly smiles and hellos greeted me. I was just a measly freshman, yet everyone was acknowledging my presence. I was literally shocked by this because in high school you had to be in a certain group to even be recognized. As I stood and looked around, a feeling of serenity filled my entire body. From that moment on, I knew I was home.

It is hard to believe that the environment in which you are placed in can have such a dramatic effect. Living in such a sheltered atmosphere at home, I had not realized what I was capable of doing. Although I could not of asked for a better way to be raised, I was not truly aware of

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