My closest friends and family so far are the only people who know what I’ve been up to this past week and a half. Well, the scholarship I got isn’t gonna cut it, so Winthrop, the dean of students, controller, registrar, etc:
Gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse
I don’t really feel comfortable discussing the details, but just know I’m withdrawing from school because I can no longer afford it. It’s been a good run, I love Winthrop, I love the friends I’ve made up here and the people I work with here on OLA. Even though y’know, only one other person who writes for us goes here.
I’ve had a wonderful experience up here
College is hard and yet (other than that math oopsie last semester) I’m breezing right through. I love my classes, the professors I thought I’d hate, I absolutely adore. College has really taught me to give people a chance. I mean, I still don’t hang out with anyone but James on a daily basis, but I try. I’m just so busy and it’s hard.
Winthrop is a wonderful school
Where else would I have the opportunity to withdraw, all fees waived with all the counseling and help I’ve received?
University of South Carolina would be like “Yeah, ok” and send me on my way. Winthrop? On more than one occasion I’ve been hugged by the Dean of Students and more than one professor. They really care about you here and I hate to leave, but like I said, I’ve been given a good thing here. A chance to regroup and make it out alive and nearly debt free.
I’m not looking forward to moving back home, but it’s only a few months before I take off again and I live my life to the fullest. I’ve been hearing a lot lately about me having potential and being bright and it’s just been one of the best worst situations of my life. Yeah, I’m losing Winthrop, but I’m also gaining a whole new outlook, a whole new understanding and lasting friendships.
This is college
Expect no more, no less. College isn’t like high school, it isn’t like elementary school. College is a story, a struggle, an adventure and it’s a damn long road to follow, but once you reach the end of it, the experience alone will be enough to make it worth the time and the money you spent.