Now that we are entering the end of the semester and the end of freshman year—it is time to look back and reflect on some things. When I first came to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) I was very excited to get into college, get into my major, meet new friends, and truly become who God has destined me to be. With coming to VCU I knew that there were going to be some major adjustments that had to be made. For example, with me coming from out of state, I truly had to get used to the fast-paced city. I mean I did not live in the country before coming down here but it was not as “open” and soooo many different people as it is in the city. I feel like VCU is in a weird area to be completely honest. For example, you look at West Franklin Street and Laurel and Grace Place and it is gorgeous but as soon as you turn the corner and keep walking down Broad street you enter the ghetto. This raises cause for safety concerns. However, VCU is still a great school with many opportunities but it is very expensive. I heard that they were raising tuition to $55,000 per year for out of state students! What?! This is unbelievable!!! I was thinking about transferring before I heard this though because I like VCU but I do not feel as connected to the school as I should. I think it’s time for me b=to broaden my horizons and look for a new experience. I am excited that I am transferring because I will be in a new state, meeting new people, and learning new things. Although, I am going to miss the amazing people that I have met here. But, I must do what is best for me wand not anyone else. At the end of the day, I have to be the one getting the degree and going into the workforce, not anyone else. So with that being said, I must be at a place where I am able to connect with my surroundings and the people around me. This is not to say that everything at my new school will be peachy clean but I am up for a challenge in order for me to come out of my comfort zone and embrace new opportunities. The best is yet to come!