When I decided to attend a liberal arts school down the road from our house, I thought I was making a big compromise, and i was going to this tiny school instead of this big out-of-state school that is in the top 20 of the whole entire country.
I have wanted to go to that school since I was a child, as it is in the neighborhood where I was born plus the same school our Grandpa attended. Getting in as a potential undergrad was one of the most pride-inducing moments of our entire life. At the same time, I had to be mature plus realize that our dream school cost too much money, however the potential debt of just a single Spring semester at that school would dwarf the total debt I had after more than three years at the small liberal arts school down the road from our house. While it’s still daunting to see that amount of debt on our credit report, it’s a lot better than $200,000. That’s roughly how much money it would have cost if I had gone to this large state school instead of the cheap liberal arts school near our parents’ house. I enjoyed our time there plus the numerous classes I had a choice to attend while I was in our more than three years of undergraduate school. I loved the art classes, especially sculpting. Once we showed our proficiency with cardboard sculpting, we l received welding plus started sculpting with steel rebar tie wire. The school would often get coils of black bar steel rebar tie wire from numerous building corporations over the years, leaving quite a bit of backlog in the art department’s supply shed. I had a lot of fun heating, bending, plus welding the steel rebar into numerous shapes.