Real Story: Alicia Webb

Alicia Webb

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Fall 2021 was my first official semester as a full-time student—and a student who's actually studying something she wants to do!  

After I graduated high school in 2016, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Like some people who don't know what to do, I took a gap year (maybe more like a gap month) to just work and think about what was next for me.  

Quickly I realized I didn't want to work just anywhere and do just anything, so I registered for one single class in 2017. It was a math class… that I didn't pass… and to top it off, it was a prerequisite, so I immediately felt unintelligent.  

Then disaster struck in my world and I lost my best friend, my brother Hiram.  

From 2017 to 2019, I kept registering for classes and immediately dropping them. I was studying things other people told me to and not actually taking the time to mourn and really think about where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do in my life.  

It wasn't until I turned 22 that I started to really think about me and put myself first. That's exactly what I did, and I couldn't be more proud of myself or happier. I figured out more about myself, what I can do, what I'm passionate about and how strong I am mentally and physically.  

It doesn't matter how old you are or how “late” you think it is. College is always there for you when you're ready.  

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Last updated: 4-8-22

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