The hardest but best thing I have ever done for myself was going away from home for college. The hardest part was leaving my support system – my family and the 5 best friends I have ever known. Leaving the most beautiful state – Colorado- was also not an easy task. However, when I arrived in San Diego, I knew that this was going to be the best thing to have ever happened to me. My friends back home cannot be replaced, but my friends here have challenged me to be a more genuine, energetic, and loving person. From the beach to downtown, always having them around to make something fun out of nothing has placed me with a whole new perspective. Who knew actually going to school could be so fun! Colorado and everyone there will always be my home, but San Diego has changed me for the better in more ways than I could have ever know.