As a girl growing up in Montana, I was used to brutally cold winters and mild summers. Snow, sleet, and shoveling the driveway were the kind of stuff I was used to.
When I graduated high school, my life changed a lot. I didn’t get into the college I had wanted but I did get accepted into The University of Miami. So I had a choice to make… stay at home and take a different path in life or move down to Miami and pursue my college dreams.
I put off the decision for weeks. I didn’t want to leave my family and my friends behind, but I had always dreamt of becoming a lawyer and I needed college for that… what was I to do?!
One day, I was talking to my Grandma about something else entirely and the topic of school came up and she said something to me I’ll never forget. She said “Honey, you can’t have any regrets in life. No matter how scary or how unsure of something you are… you’re better off giving it a go. When you get to my age, you realize that it’s the stuff you wish you had done that haunts you the most!”
It hit me she was absolutely right. I knew what I wanted to do and I said to her “You’re right Grandma. What’s the worst that could happen?” and added “I’m going to give it a go. No regrets”
I went right home, filled in the online form to accept my position, and started planning for the big move down to Miami.