After much prayer and thought I've decided to stay closer to home to attend New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. It's the only school that's offered me a full-ride scholarship, so it definitely makes sense financially. It also has a fantastic hospitality management program for me to explore. It's a very "safe" choice, which bugs me a little bit. I've played it safe almost my entire life, and playing it safe with my first major decision as an adult doesn't feel quite right. However, I've got my entire life left to have adventures, and the world's still wide open after college. Besides, going to a secular school will be an adventure in itself, since most of my high school friends are Christians. God's definitely given me a great opportunity to be an example and to grow in my faith while also being "out there" in the real world.
I know this transition into the next phase of my life will be difficult, but I'm not going to let my life stall. I'm going to actively try to become the person God wants me to be, and this is the right step to take right now. I'm excited, to say the least!