Robert Frost wrote, “I took the road less traveled and it has made all the difference.” This statement cannot be truer in my situation. While most of my friends are out tonight partying and having a great time, I have made the decision to go to college, and I know that after I get that diploma, it will make all the difference. As my senior year of high school came to a close, I knew that I had to make a difficult decision: Where am I going to go to college? Many factors would go into this decision that would affect the rest of my life. I needed a college that wasn’t a “party” school.
With my personality, I am more likely to spend an evening studying girls at a party than studying Chemistry. Secondly, I needed a good, Christian atmosphere with which to surround myself in. Growing up, my mother instilled in me strong Christian morals and values that still hold strong with me today. Cumberland offered me the chance not only to grow stronger mentally, but spiritually as well.
Another big reason I chose Cumberland was because I watched my father suffer through years of toiling to make ends meet because he didn’t get a college education. I was determined not to let this sort of thing happen to me and my future family. Perhaps the biggest deciding factor was football. During my four year stay at high school, I excelled playing middle linebacker for our football team. I was selected as “Player of the Year” by some of our local newspapers. I was interested in Cumberland’s football program after watching them give Georgetown a run for their money.
My graduate program is not simply a continuation of our college years Obviously, my current life in this new semester is not simply a continuation of my undergraduate program for there are essential differences in their cultivating goals and learning motivations. Prior to be a first-year graduate student in Electronic Engineering in the University of Chinese academy of science, I received a dual ...
After many numerous talks with Coach King, I decided to sign the dotted line and come to Cumberland. It was still very surreal at the time, knowing that now I had dedicated myself to a college. Little did I know, the best was yet to come. The first few days of college life were very demanding. Seeing as how I had to endure many arduous hours of football camp was a very demoralizing experience. My spirits were low after those three-a-days, but as soon as they were over, I was ready to become a full-fledged college student.
The adjustment to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday schedule was very disorienting at first. In high school, I had to go for seven hours a day, five days a week. Now, I was going three hours a day, five days a week. It came as sort of a culture-shock for me. I had never had this much time off before. However, I’ve now adjusted and everything is good.
All in all, I am very glad to be here at Cumberland. I know that after these four years are completed, I will have done more than most people can do in a lifetime. All of my friends may be out partying while I’m writing this paper, but this “road less traveled will make all the difference.”.