Happy National College Colors Day! I hope you’re sporting your college’s colors today! As you can see by my graphic above, I have a bit of a dilemma. Yes, I attended three universities within the state of Georgia. So which colors will I wear? You’ll have to read to the end to find out!
In picking my first University I got three things right. First, it was the right size for me, second, it was in the right setting, and third it had all the courses I wanted. What I got wrong was that it was the wrong kind of school for me. This biologist just didn’t belong at an engineering school!
The second University I attended was perfect. It met the first three criteria above plus was a liberal arts school and had night classes. This was important because by this time I needed money.
The third University I attended for a graduate program. It was a larger school, but the perfect one for my program. As a graduate student I blocked out all the other college stuff like football games and campus clubs.
I found it interesting that North Dakota published a document called the Top Ten Reasons NOT to Choose a College. The list includes: your boyfriend or girlfriend goes there, your best friend is going there, it’s a party school (which one isn’t?), you decided in 7th grade you wanted to go there, your mom and dad went there, it has a good football team, your school counselor said it was a good pick, it is pretigious, tuition is low, and it looks good in the guidebook (ie. go visit!). Find their document at http://www.nd.gov/cte/crn/docs/ReasonsNotToChooseCollege.pdf.
So now I must answer the question of which colors will I be wearing. Several factors played into my decision. The first school I attended was the only one where I had the true college experience and participated in campus organizations. I had a blast and my husband will attest to the fact that I wore this college’s sweatshirt until it fell apart. I have to admit that I didn’t ever buy any item with the second University’s logo. The only piece of clothing with a University’s logo I own now is…UGA’s! Red and black..go Dawgs! Sic ‘em! Woof, woof, woof! It’s a Georgia thing. Many apologies to my wonderful Tech and State friends! Send me a shirt and I’ll wear it next year!
About the Author
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her family and four legged and finned creatures. Her new adult Being Me series is now complete with Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, Think You Know Me, and Being Me. Her young adult books include Drops of Sunshine, Native One, and Kingdom of Embers. You can connect with Tricia and other readers on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14055439.Tricia_Copeland, Facebook www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authortriciacopeland/- Twitter www.twitter.com/tcbrzostowicz, LinkedIn, Pinterest www.pinterest.com/triciacopelanda/, and Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8wque.