Kaylee Miller Professor Jan RiemanEnglish 1102January 19, 2011ChoicesLiving fifteen minutes down the road from UNC Charlotte and having Dad as one of theCharlotte-Mecklenburg police officers in the university area did not sound like a fantastic collegeexperience to a young girl looking for independence and adventure. I was dead set on attending North Carolina State in the fall of two-thousand and ten. I had already been accepted and startedmaking plans with my roommate on decorating our dorm. Unfortunately some choices are madefor us out of circumstance.One month before I was supposed to move in to my dorm at NC State I received myfinancial aid package and found out that I would not get enough aid to cover the semester¶stuition let alone the year. Being the oldest of five kids and having to pay for college by myself, Icould not afford to attend NCSU. I had already emailed Appalachian State University, as wellas the other schools that had accepted me in order to let them know I would not be attending before I received my aid package. I had turned down an opportunity to play softball for a junior college because I preferred to go to NC State and I really wanted to go to a four year school. It broke my heart to find out I could not attend the school I had been so excited about all year, but Iwas lucky enough to get accepted to UNCC two weeks before the semester started. I figured that by attending UNCC I could transfer to NC State after two years and save money by living athome.