I've always wanted to go college. It was my dream to go to college and become a vet, so I could "save animals." It wasn't until senior year of high school when I realized that being a vet wasn't for me. So, I researched a bit online and did some soul searching and made a careerchange. I was going to go to college and become a school social worker.
That dream became a reality when I was accepted into the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. I was starting a new chapter in my life and I was so excited. My mom figured out how to pay for my freshman year, and I will always love her for that. So, I wasn't really clued into the financial aspect of college. I made friends and we had an awesome freshman year. I went to my first concert, I held a snake for the first time, and I did very well in my classes. I even got homesick.
Freshman year was over and I went home for the summer. Sophomore year came, I got a new roommate, and I connected with my old friends and even made new ones. I tried new things, filmed memories, and passed my classes. Money just wasn't a thought because I knew my mom would handle it. But, unfortunately, she couldn't. The money piled up and my school had to "throw me out" (I had to withdraw) a week after my second semester of sophomore year had started.
I was completely devastated. When I got home, I basically sat in my room for three months. It was the most depressing time in my life. I honestly didn't think I would make it. But, I remembered my friends and how I really wanted to see their faces again. I remembered the beautiful campus that I got to walk around every day. I remembered my wonderful professors.I remembered the people that believed in my dreams of becoming a school social worker. I remembered the memories that I had made there. I remembered that I loved that place. I remembered how it became my home.
So, I picked myself up and looked for jobs. I got one and I was happy. Obviously one part-time job wasn't enough to bring me back to college. But, it made me feel human again. And, it helped when applying for loans. Then, I started looking around online for ways to make money. I have been answering surveys for a couple of months now and it doesn't make enough to send me back.
Please help me get back to this wonderful place, so I can graduate and help other kids with their schooling problems. I want everybody to be able to get an education and one day go to college, if they want to. (Sorry for the long story).