So how did I end up choosing William and Mary? I get that question so often in tour groups and I love telling my story. It all starts back in 7th Grade. I went to a private school in Fredericksburg, VA, and we went to Williamsburg for an overnight trip.
During the trip we had some free time to roam around the area, so I took advantage of it. Back then, I was a fatty and had no friends. So I was walking around campus with my rolling backpack, taking in everything that I saw around me. Before this, I had bought a gray W&M hoodie from the book store and an ice cream cone from the Baskin Robbins on Prince George St. As I proceeded on campus, I found my way to the entrance of the Sunken Gardens. It was there that it hit me.
Standing there under the bright blue sky, something came over me. This may sound cheesy, but you know that feeling when you belong somewhere? Well I felt it instantly. It was from then on that I knew I wanted to come here. That’s why I wanted to come here – because I knew I belonged here. I applied no where else and I only went on other tours just to say I was part of the “College Experience.” It is the best decision I have ever made.