I think our warm Autumn days are coming to a close! I am a wimp when it comes to the cold anyways, but today seemed colder than usual. I also spent most of the day a bit north of where I usually am because today we went to visit Green Mountain College.
I used to go to that general area when I was little because my Great Grandmother lived there. Some of my best memories are of the camping trips/family reunions we would have every summer in Rupert. It’s so open. It’s also a farming community, so you can’t drive a mile down the road without seeing at least one farm. I love it there.
I fell in love with Green Mountain’s campus. It has a huge library, a wellness center, beautiful trees, and my favorite part- a student run organic farm. They have crops and animals. They use all the food on campus too, 15% of the food eaten at GMC comes from the farm. I have been a member of 4-H since I was 8, and I really love farms. This school just seems like a perfect fit socially.
The unfortunate part (and there always is one) is that I cannot seem to find a perfect match study-wise. I want to open my own restaurant and have a farm. I looked at the business class at GMC and found that it really isn’t what I’m looking for. They have hospitality management, but it is on a different campus and focuses more on hotels. I left GMC confused and frustrated.
On the ride back home I realized how badly I want the real college experience. I want a real campus with dorms and a library. At New England Culinary Institute there is no campus. It is basically a restaurant that I would pay to work at and learn to run. I wouldn’t be sleeping in a dorm, but in a regular house that I would share with other people. It wouldn’t be bad, but it would be different from the way most people experience college.
I really hope I can figure something out soon. It seems like I need to look at some other colleges. Exactly what I didn’t want to do. The more I look at, the more stressed I get. Not to mention the scholarship applications I need to fill out regardless of which college I am going to. Those are already starting to pile up on my desk!
I did get my pendant from Such Pretty Colors today. That put a welcome smile on my face. =)