Some would say going to college across the street from where you went to elementary school would not be very fun. But just the opposite was true. I had more fun and even took more time to graduate that my peers.
My college years were filled with good balance of academic learning, social activities, life lessons, and a supportive environment in which to flourish. Looking back there are many things that seemed "simpler" about that time. And every time I visit I look back fondly on my formative years in Abilene and ponder how I can bring a little piece of that to my life in Dallas.