My family thought I was crazy to pay out of state tuition and go so far away.
When I was looking at colleges online I got stuck on the University of Oregon. Nobody I know is from the area and it is quite a distance away from my hometown. I liked the look of the campus. All the buildings looked old and rustic. The landscape was gorgeous and huge. The sports teams are quite popular and talented. I even liked how new and modern inside of the campus buildings looked. My parents were initially worried aht I would move to Eugene Oregon and have nothing to do. I wouldn’t make an instant friend. I would be alone for a bit. Turns out, all those worries were for nothing. The area is a hub of things to do. I found cute bars, restaurants and shops. The Eugene Saturday Market was a favorite stop of mine. I also got myself a skateboard and went down the Willamette River Bike Trail a few times. What I really like is that there is legal cannabis here. I didn’t realize that upon picking the place but it is a perk. For right now I can’t buy recreational weed since I am only 19. I plan to go all four years at the college though. Once I hit 21 I don’t want to go to the bars. I want to go to the cannabis dispensary and celebrate. I want to try an edible and smoke cannabis oil from a vape. It will be a great day!