The picture doesn't really do it justice. I got there a few minutes early and parked my car and walked over to the bluffs. I think I stared out at the water for a good 10 minutes or so, just watching the waves and an occasional sailboat come by.
There's something therapeutic about water. I'm not a water baby.....I couldn't care less if I never went in it, but I LOVE to watch it. I would just love to have a house on a lake with a balcony where I could sit out there in the morning with my coffee and watch the waves or just stare at the water. Today when I got to the college, I was a little nervous about meeting with the professor, but looking at the water just soothed me.
If you recall, I had been accepted into the University of Wisconsin's School of Social Work for the fall semester. I declined acceptance after I had a chance to be on campus and interact with the departments. Nothing, NOTHING against the U of W....it's a fantastic school. But, it's more than an hour from me, and it's such a large institution. I very much felt like a very small fish in a very large pond. It turned out to be much too intimidating and overwhelming for me.
This university I visited today is very small. Turns out, I didn't need to be stressed about meeting the professor because she was AWESOME! She spent about 40 minutes with me discussing all my options and answering any questions I had. I'm still not quite sure which route to take, but I now have much more information and I know that I can email or call her with any additional questions I have. There's something to be said for small colleges and universities and the individual attention you receive there.
The journey to figure out what I want to be "when I grow up" continues, but I feel like I am a million steps closer now than I was yesterday. I also have a great place to visit now to get my great water views! :)