Oh senior year, what mixed feelings I have for you. I don’t want to leave my friends, but god do I want to get the hell up out of the south. I have nothing in particular against the region (well that’s not entirely true), in fact I admire southern hospitality, but I’ve had enough. I need a change of scenery. That’s why I am trying to go to school in California, which I recently dubbed my destination of choice. I am, of course, applying to schools all over including Chicago, Boston, and Montreal (which are great cities), but I think I am in search of a California state of mind. I imagine if I go to school in Cali I will spend every night sitting with buddies around a campfire on the beach telling stories of our hometowns. It sounds amazing- and you guys better not dash my hopes and dreams. I don’t care if they’re ridiculous. I’m gonna keep them as they are until it’s time to face reality and make a real decision about college. I can wait until I see what schools I get into to make a real decision. For now I am going to look at what I want to do and where I want to go and fuck all the rest. I know what I want and I am motivated to get it. Manifest Destiny, bitches.
PS If anybody knows of any good engineering schools in California that actually admit out of state students, lemme know. I want to be a chemical engineer and live in California. Thanks.