Before I moved to New York I delayed my acceptance at NYIT twice, I was so scared of moving there without my family, also, all that I remembered from my only visit to NY in 2013 was the scary crowd in Time Square.!
I know for sure NYIT is the exact kind of university that I want to study in.
One of my friends have the same major and he started studying there before me, and whenever I call him , I start a new investigation about the kind of the classes he was taking and I loved them.
from his social media accounts, I saw that he started a blog , and he told me this is one of his Social media class assignment. I was impressed about all that, but at the same time, nothing makes the desition easier for a mother whom never being far from her daughter even for a day, I thought that would be very hard for both of us, so instead of taking the decision, I let her did.
I explained the whole situation to her and I promised her that I will visit regularly and I would finish my degree as soon as I can. she told me: “mom I know it will be hard for both of us and I am gonna miss you so much, but I want to support you. I think you should go”
That was all what I needed to hear, nobody else supported me, everyone thought I should change the major and study anything at the closest university to my house in LA !!.
But I could not repeat the same mistake again I really wanted to study something I love I wanted to major in communication art at NYIT because from my friend experience I know that it will make a difference in my life.
I am so thankful that I am here know, I loved the school I am taking 12 credits and I am learning a lot of things that already had a great impact on my life. I loved new york so much that I start worrying about missing her .
I visited my family in October and they came with me for 2weeks, and I will go back to them in thanksgiving vacation.
Even though, sometimes I feel so sad when I miss them. But I know it is temporary and the result will last forever, one day we would be happy and proud telling this story to encourage others to make their difficult decisions in life much easier.