“I have to pay $80 to send in the application?” This is what I thought while trying to apply to UNCW as a transfer student from HCC.
I was surprised, but I knew it was the last straw for me, so I started thinking about taking a semester off of college to work and slow down for the first time in my life.
I am nervous, but excited to take this time for myself to get some experience in the real world.
I was sitting with my mom, finally ready and anxious to send in my application to UNCW. I just wasn’t feeling it.
There are many reasons why I want to take the semester off. I have been taking classes every spring and fall semester ever since kindergarten. That is 16 years of school without a chance to stop and take a break. Almost 32 semesters total. And school doesn’t come easy to me. I have to try hard.
My mom is on board, pushing me to give myself some time more than continuing to push through it. I am burnt out. I need this break. I am going to finish the semester I am currently in, earn my associates,
then I am going to go job hunting, school hunting, and get my drivers license finally.
I also see a great opportunity to do some community work, and volunteer. It will give me a good chance to help my community out, and also I will get to know some awesome people here in the
small town of Willard, North Carolina.