Let's take a trip down memory lane...The year is 2010, I am a senior in high school, and on top of the world. My only stress...college, and where to go. I had a few options, Sonoma State, Fresno State, or Cal State Monterey. I wanted a small school (my high school was pretty small and I was afraid of change) so that knocked out Fresno State, I wanted something close to home (I'm a family kinda guy) which left me with Monterey. I loved it, then hated it, then loved it some more, was iffy about it, hated it again, and now I'm back to loving it!

I do regret though sometimes not choosing Fresno State. Most of my friends are there, every time I have gone back home and tailgated the football games or visited with friends, I am reminded how much I miss them, and hate how small my school is. Weird that that ended up biting me in the butt. But...I am reminded every time I am there how lucky I am to have grown up in such a great place, and have made such awesome friends that helped create some great memories. And I am excited to keep on making those memories with them!

At the end of the day though, I fall asleep with the sound of the ocean right outside my window, fresh salty air in my nose and the remembrance that a tight knit, interactive school is right outside my doorway.