Why did I turn down all the California universities that I got into? Why did I choose Iowa over them? Don’t get me wrong; I love the University of Iowa. A lot. But, California culture is just infinitley…doper. It’s my second home, NorCal that is. I don’t really mess with SoCal. The Bay & even more north of that is my shit. I feel comfortable there. I feel like I fit there. I feel like I’d have more opportunities there. I may enjoy it more there. I’ve been wanting to live in Cali for my whole life. I had my mind set on going to college in California and never looking back on the midwest up until the middle of my senior year in high school, when I fell in love with UIowa. After my heart was stolen, I was sure that I was over that phase of pining for California. But it’s obvious that I’m not. I’m a sophomore in college & I still constantly look at pictures of CA. And every time I fly out there to stay at our house, my breath is still taken away by it & I feel happy. I feel at peace.
I’ll stay at Iowa until I graduate. I’m 98% sure of that. But afterwards…who knows?