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Danielle Wiercyski
Discussion 9/12
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:50am
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"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." This quote by Robert Frost is something I can really relate to. Many people think that the road less traveled has to be something drastic, but it doesn't. I took the road less traveled by going away for college and coming here. A lot of people go away for college, but not where I’m from. Most people in my hometown didn't leave and just attended the University of Delaware. Going away for college made all the difference to me. By coming to ECU I have already experienced so much more than I would have if I had stayed home. Getting to see what it’s like to live in a different state is something I would never have the courage to do if it wasn't for college. I want to travel to world and living in a different state is a great start for me. Even though it’s not a drastic change from Delaware to North Carolina, It’s still and adjustment and something that I’m still getting used to. Leaving home and coming to a place where you know no one gives you a lot more maturity. Just like any freshman in college, you learn how to make friends all over again. Throughout my life I’ve grown up in a small area, with the same friends, and never really had to make new ones. Already I’ve seen what it’s like to live with another person and how to balance school and a social life. By leaving my family I’ve become so much more independent and I’ve really grown up a lot since I’ve been here. I had to get used to not having my friends and family around to be there for me whenever I needed them. With being so far from everyone you know, you gain a little bit of perspective too. You start to realize who and what really matters. You start to pay a little more attention to the world around you. I’ve learned to make the best of every situation because in the end you can’t really change anything.

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