It's so funny...I often think about the choices that we make in life. When I was in high school, the only colleges I really knew about was "William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion, and Norfolk State. And that was because those were the colleges that were near to were we lived. In 12th grade I had an English teacher who would always talk about James Madison University. A lot of the "cool smart girls" in my classes also talked about JMU. So I thought...JMU must be a great school!
Another classmate of mine...told me her brother went to school at Virginia Tech. I asked her, what is that school all about? Is that school for people that want tech jobs? I really did say that..lol! She laughed and told me no. I started looking into VT and the brochures were so nice and I started gaining an interest in going there. But in the back of my head...JMU was my 1st choice b/c "all the cool smart kids" were going there!
I submitted my college applications to only three schools (VT, JMU, and Florida State University). I heard back from Virginia Tech first maybe in January or February. I was super excited! And they gave me an awesome financial aid package that included a scholarship that I hadn't even applied for! Then I waited to hear from JMU. Do you know JMU didn't even send me my acceptance letter until around mid-April. By then...I had already gotten HOKIE FEVER!!
I often think how my life would have been different if I went to JMU rather than VT! And even at VT, I wonder how different my life would be if I had hung with a different crowd there. If I had a different major. I met one of my best friends at Tech b/c we were enrolled in like 4 of the same classes (same major).
My senior year at VT was a little nerve wracking. I had hope I would be one of those people that had a job offer at graduation. But I wasn't! There was a point senior year that I thought I would be off to grad school studying Higher Education. But due to many circumstances I chose to not go off to grad school. I chose to just find a job and start life! Which worked out well because the job I landed ended up leading me to my career path right now!!
Do you think the choices you made were what God intended for your life? Or do you think God is the one that lead you to make those choices? I'm not sure. I like when people say...God is like a GPS...b/c if we get off track...God will just redirect us.
Something to think about...