Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

After a couple months away from good old William & Mary, I’m ready to make a triumphant return. Certain things about living elsewhere in the world have made me really appreciate living in Williamsburg:

  • During my stay in Honduras, we had to deal with the repercussions of a government coup, one being a 6 PM curfew in the city of Progreso. The threat of getting arrested if seen out on the streets after that time was a viable one. Luckily in Williamsburg, you can walk outside any time of the day or night, a fact I’ve come to appreciate.
  • In Northern Virginia, unless you’re incredibly lucky, you can’t walk to get anywhere. If I were to walk to 7-11, it would probably take 45 minutes and that’s about the closest thing. In Williamsburg, I can walk to all of my classes in under 8 minutes flat and Wawa only takes about 6, meaning I can grab a sandwich and be back in no time flat. Never having to use a car makes William & Mary very “green” place to live too, and my carbon footprint is thanking me for that.
  • I’ve visited friends at other colleges this summer, and no other campuses compare to how warm and inviting William & Mary’s seems. At the College, there are so many things to do, and such a beautiful atmosphere to do them in.

Needless to say, William & Mary feels like home.

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