Hi! I am a 19 year old girl, and just finished my freshman year at a small school in Indianapolis, IN. After about a semester of being unhappy, I decided to transfer this coming fall. I want more out of my college experience and know that the feeling in my gut is telling me this is what I need to do. It is going to be more expensive and I am going to have to make sacrifices, but I am trying to remember that it is my life and I have to follow my heart. I played volleyball at my previous school and was planning to at my next one, but just had to have knee surgery and need to have another one soon. This could potentially end my volleyball career which is a devastating thought to me. I have been playing sports since I was five years old. The idea of it all being taken away from me is almost to overwhelming to think about. I am so blessed to have such great family and friends, but i would be lying if I didn’t say I am so nervous about the uncertainty that lies ahead of me. From surgery to starting all over at a new school with new people, classes, and professors, there are many unknowns in my future. Not to mention the fact that I am going to have to find time to make money in between all of this. Winning this opportunity would be such a blessing and would be one less thing for me to worry about. My family and I would be so thankful for any extra help. I trust that even though I am going through a lot of struggles right now, I am following the plan I should be because it is what I feel in my heart. I hope that others out there can feel the same and have the courage to follow their goals and dreams, no matter how scary and unpredictable it may seem.