77. Going to College

Two years ago, I graduated from high school. father, mother, and sisters all came to see walk up the stage to receive my diploma. of my extended family was there too, including aunts and uncles, and some of my best .

To my surprise, my friend Eddie, who graduated the same school the year before, came up congratulate me as soon as the ceremony was . "Hey! Feels great, doesn't it?" said Eddie. "It does," I responded excitedly. Eddie was like a brother to me. He joined the Navy after . now that I was out of high school, came back specifically to talk to me about plans. I had no idea he was coming he wanted it to be a surprise, and sure was.

"Okay, now that you're out of school, what are you going to do with life?" he asked. To tell the truth, I 't have a clue. Most of my classmates knew where they wanted to go to college, or they were going to join the military. Some them were like me – clueless. No one ever been interested enough in me to try give me some guidance except Eddie. He told about college and I should consider going to community college since I hadn't applied to a -year university. I was very interested, but confused. "You went to college, Eddie. How do you know 's the right thing to do?" I asked. Eddie smiled and said he just knew and that needed to trust him on this one.

Since trusted him like a brother, I took his and enrolled in a community college. It's been an experience. I must admit, Eddie was right. will be transferring to UCLA next semester and are looking up for me. I owe it to my "big brother" Eddie.