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Victoria Swartz
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:47pm
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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.” –Robert Frost. This poem was actually one of the first poems I was forced to memorize in elementary school. I never understood what it meant until I grew older. My grandmother told me it was one her favorite poems, and she tried her best to live by it religiously. I chose it because this phrase means a lot to how I live my life. It means to be different and to not be scared of trying new things. In life I try to experience things that people wouldn’t normally do. Just like my grandmother who traveled the world, she wanted me to know that there is more to life than just going to school, getting a job, and having a happy family. She told me that if I truly wanted to be happy that I should travel the world because I would get to see the world in a whole new perspective. This is why traveling the world is one of my biggest ambitions in life. I don’t want to die knowing that I could have experienced something wonderful like trying a new exotic foods or going somewhere where no one else has traveled. That’s why I chose to come to ECU all of my friends stayed in the small town where I was from and I couldn’t stand staying in the Appalachians when there is a whole other world for me to explore. Now obviously ECU isn’t the “whole world”, but I hope when I graduate I can get to explore the world. I believe people are afraid to choose the path less traveled because they are afraid to be away from their friends and family. Sometimes we all need to take the path less chosen otherwise what is the point of living if you are going to be living a mundane lifestyle that is only somewhat satisfying. Everyone needs a little excitement in his or her life otherwise you will regret so many choices you made during the course of your lifetime.
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