The thought of attending Loyola University of Chicago’s Honor’s College this fall brings some excitement combined with a lot of uncertainty. In all honesty, Loyola is not where I planned to end up, or where I particularly wanted to. I am excited to be living in the city, a train ride away from downtown, and to make dorming on Loyola’s campus my own personal “going away” for college. I am excited for this fresh experience in my own space, and to get to know Chicago in a different way. I’m excited to study concepts that I am passionate about and that I am truly interested in and make use of the freedom that college brings to further personalize education. I’m nervous and uncertain about meeting people that I will relate to and fit with, as I’ve always hoped to find truly good friends in college. However, I believe in myself—in my skills, talents, and passions. I believe in my ability to make any situation thrown at me my own, and to put a positive and hopeful spin on it. I am excited to take a step in a new direction, and to be given this opportunity to further grow into myself.