In recent news, I've been thinking about College. For the longest time, I've wanted to go to New York. At first, I wasn't exactly sure where but last year I became dead set on NYU. It had a great writer program, but I started talking to my school counselor and they don't have a Creative Writing I can Major in. So it got me thinking.
To be a writer I technically do not have to go to college. But I want to for experience and I feel like it could make me better as a writer. But my mom was like 'when you apply for colleges, apply for more than one. Just in case.' and that made me anxious because oh my god what if I don't get into NYU?
So I started looking at other colleges. None that I found better than NYU. Almost all of them had a lower that 35% acceptance rate (35 is what NYU is at.) and it didn't make me feel any better. I went to a friends house for a full weekend and- just for fun- we looked up the Disney College Program.
For those of you who might not know, this is an internship that last's for about three or six months. Meaning, while you're in college you could be working at the parks. Amazing, right? It sounded fun and incredible and I'm sure it would be. But you have to be going to a surrounding college. This got me thinking, what if we took this a step further? What if it wasn't just for fun.
So we looked up College's in Florida. Again, none sounded appealing. Not for what I wanted to do at least. While we were looking we realized we had to look for some that are close to Disney. So we looked at Orlando colleges and found UCF or University of Central Florida.
Keep in mind that this friend I am with had wanted to be a surgeon all her life but recently has been considering becoming an editor instead. We found that UCF has a great writing program. A Creative Writing I can Major in and an English I can get a masters in.
Suddenly, it sounded perfect and I was excited and hopeful. So all week I have been thinking about UCF and Disney and my life after high school and I'm still excited and hopeful. UCF's acceptance rate is 48% so it's higher that NYU. I have good grades, I'm part of a leadership program, I'm a good student and I've been told in many ways by many different teachers.
I think I can do this. Maybe and hopefully.