It is only the second week of classes and so many people have come to me to ask, "You're a freshman; why are you a transfer?" They come up to me like it is taboo, or wrong.
I'm sorry that I did not find comfort and wanted more from a college than the school I was at could offer me. As an indecisive and confused first-year student, my mind was constantly changing and all I could think about is where can I explore more options?
I wanted a sense of exploration and academic freedom and the only place I knew I could find this was at a state school, rather than the small college I was attending at the time.
As an English major, and a person who loves to write, I wanted a larger program with more courses offered for literature and writing than the simple ones that I would be required to take as requirements for my major. I want the opportunity to express myself through writing and learn about the world through reading, so I knew it was time to find a program that could offer me all the writing and reading courses possible, to hopefully guide me towards my future major and future career after graduation.
So yes, I am a freshman and yes I am a college transfer student, but I changed schools to better my future and help me navigate towards my major and career at a larger and world renowned institution.