I grew up in a small rural town in West Michigan where everyone knows everyone’s business. You can’t even go to the grocery store without running into someone you know and most people do not have an education past high school, that is if they even finished it. This town was my home for 18 years, and I loved it but now things have changed.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I worked hard throughout high school so that I could get into a good college and become a doctor. I wanted to be the outlier of my town and actually make something of myself. So, I came here to UM. I am getting a great education and have access to great opportunities. I am also finally adjusting to the city life which is very different from my hometown. I love UM and Ann Arbor more than I could have ever imagined.
My New Home
I decided to stay here in Ann Arbor over the summer for this internship. I was worried about missing home as I had been gone since September and only visited on breaks. But, this past Memorial weekend I went home because I had Monday off. To my surprise, my ‘home’ didn’t feel like home anymore. I love my family, and it was great to see them but Ann Arbor is my home now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.