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Alumni Posts

Did You Do Your Best Today?

by Alumni Posts on March 4, 2011

in Academics,New & Future Students

Finally. My second chemistry test of the semester is over with, and I think it’s safe to say I did well on it. At the last minute my teacher announced that it was open-book, and naturally, I didn’t have my book with me. (Great.) I had to speed-walk back to my room (not an easy task in a dress), but I managed to make it back just in time.  The test was pretty easy and I’m especially glad that I don’t have to waste any of my free time studying chemistry this weekend. On another note, I noticed that all of my fellow bloggers seem to have posted about why they chose to go to school here at Fontbonne, so I suppose I’ll do the same.

Why did I choose Fontbonne? Honestly, I didn’t. Fontbonne kind of chose me, based on the amount of scholarships they decided to tempt me with. SLU was my first choice throughout my senior year since that’s where my older brother goes to school, and SLU was the reason why I took the ACT four times in one year (once with the Swine Flu, thank you very much) in order to get my score high enough to qualify for the Presidential Scholarship. Of course, I didn’t get a qualifying score until after the qualification deadline. So basically, my dream of going to SLU was kind of crushed.

Looking back on it now, I’m glad I’m not at SLU, despite the fact that they have a PT program and a bigger variety of places to eat. I think it would be harder to be an individual at SLU—for some reason I feel like all of the girls there look very much the same, and that’s not really who I am or who I want to be.

While my first semester here was pretty rough because I had a much more difficult time transitioning from not living at home than I thought I would, I now feel really comfortable at Fontbonne. I’m finally getting more involved, I make an attempt to dress up for every class, I try to get out more, and I love how I’m finally establishing my identity. I know my professors, and I’m pretty sure none of them hate me. My dad tells me about the “stadium” classes he had at Rolla, and I’m happy to say that I’ll never have to deal with those here.

So even though I won’t be able to start working towards becoming a Physical Therapist until grad school and I’ll be eating dinner in the cafeteria as I do every night, I’m glad I’m here. If I ever get sick of it, though, I’ll just go over to Wash U and pretend that I have enough money to go there. Ha.

Have a blissful, chemistry-free weekend!

-Carly

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