I never would have thought I would be attending Western Washington University, but I have not regretted it. I toured the campus when I was a Senior in high school with little expectations. However, when we arrived to Western, I understood the beauty of Bellingham- it's surrounded by mountains and trees and views- oh my! When we got on campus, everyone was extremely helpful and very easy going which put me at ease. I remember telling my mom, "Western stole our hearts." Everyone told me I would fit in so well at Western, and they were right. They have my favorite activity- Swing Dancing, several times a week, beautiful places to hike to, and an overall welcoming community. Each student and teacher I talk to are all so nice and understanding. I feel as though I got very lucky with my classes and the friends I've made, but I also believe that's just what Western is about. Everyone is welcoming of each other, and that's what we need in this world.