Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
I have had to make a lot of decisions throughout my 21 years of living; however, I think the biggest decision that I have made so far was attending St. Bonaventure University. College changes lives, so it is a very big decision when you have to decide where you want to attend. This decision would determine my future financial situation, my education, and more importantly my growth as a person. I cannot imagine where I would be if I did not make the decision to attend this university.
Once I visited St. Bonaventure, I immediately fell in love with the campus and the community. All of the people were friendly and family-oriented. It felt as if I was already a student here during my first visit. From that moment on, I knew that I wanted to attend here. I kept telling myself that I did not want to be anywhere else but here. If I did not get accepted into this school, I probably would not be in college right now. That’s how passionate I was about coming here.
Jobs are very limited without a college degree, so just the decision to better my education alone was the stepping stone to a brighter future. Being able to go to St. Bonaventure was just the icing on the cake. I believe that if I did not choose to come to St. Bonaventure, I would not be the same person that I am today. St. Bonaventure taught me life values, they enriched my person, and they opened a door to many opportunities that I would not have had back at home.
I know for a fact if I didn’t attend St. Bonaventure, I would have not had the opportunity to study at Oxford University. Many of my most cherished memories are from this place. Just to reiterate myself, I cannot imagine where my life would be if I did not come here. I cannot imagine what I would be doing at home if I decided not to go to college. I wouldn’t be able to imagine how different my future would be. It’s amazing how one decision can change your entire life, for better or for worse.