*Rexburg, Idaho. Home to Brigham Young University Idaho. Also known as my dream school. Idaho is beautiful! I’ve never been to Rexburg specifically, but I have been to Idaho, and I love it there! It’s very outdoors centered, which I love. I cannot wait to go to school and be an english major with a minor in sociology. Not going to lie, I am a tad nervous that I won’t get in, but I know that is just my anxiety talking.
Look at all that gorgeous snow! I miss snow so so much, growing up in Alaska and Colorado for the most part. Texas has had zero snow thus far, and it is December! It seems so crazy to me, not having snow on Christmas.
Up in Idaho, snow covers EVERYTHING it seems like. My application is almost finished so that is really exciting. I just need my ACT scores to be sent, and then I am pretty much done. I hope to get in for the fall track, which means I would leave in August or September. If I could get an earlier track that would be fantastic. I chose BYU-Idaho after a lot of prayer and stress. I could easily have picked Texas Christian University, but I realized I wanted the full college experience. As hard as it may be, I want to live on my own and really discover myself even more than I already have. I want to live in an apartment (BYUI does not have dorms) and really make lifelong friends. I wanted a school that is as excited about me as I am them, and does not see me as just a number. That is the feel I get from BYUI. I haven’t seen the campus in person yet, but from pictures and what I’e heard, Rexburg is gorgeous. There is a lot to do and church activities like FHE, Family Home Evening, to make school feel like my home away from home. Also, I have more academic opportunities at BYUI. It is a cheaper school, so I would have the opportunity to do a semester abroad, which is not only on my bucket list, but has been a huge dream of mine ever since I knew what college was. I will be able to learn more about the church and scripture which is huge for me. I will also have the chance to take more classes to try out different and new opportunities. I want to take french, and stick with it. I also want to take some sewing classes or join the club, seeing as how I love sewing. If they offer any quilting classes I’ll take those too. They have tons of service opportunities which is huge for me. Also, they have a ton of clubs and outdoor classes and such to allow me to broaden my horizons. I am excited about the boat rentals, camping rentals, etc. so I can do what I love in a cost efficient way. Basically, I love everything that BYUI has to offer, not to sound like a walking advertisement. Well, I don’t want to write an essay or anything, so I’ll leave it at that.
*Pictures are not mine, they belong to the respective owners. I got them off of the BYU-Idaho Facebook page.