It’s hard to ever really know where you are going. As my undergraduate career at WSU Pullman comes to a close, I will be pursuing a master’s in Environmental Science with WSU. Even though a chapter of my life is closing it does not really feel as such. I will be able to continue on in a place many of my friends will be leaving and a place where many of my friends are staying. Graduate school will bring new challenges, experiences, and excitement all to a place I know very well. Four years ago, if you were to ask me what I’d be doing after college, my response would have been one of two things: 1. working for an insect-based food company or 2. growing insects. It turns out I am going to be doing both. I co-founded a company called Planet Bugs, LLC, which covers 1 and 2. The research I am hoping to continue will be related to 2, and how Styrofoam plays a role in all of this. I spent the last year of my undergraduate looking at Styrofoam consumption by mealworms, and my graduate studies will continue this work. There is already so much advice out there in regards to starting college or in life beyond. The only piece I can offer from my own experience is to trust yourself. Trust that you will make the right decision for you. Trust that you will be alright. Trust that the mistakes you make are for a reason. Trust yourself and others will trust you. High school is about finding out who you are, college is about finding out who you are, and life is about finding out who you are. Trust in yourself to find out who you are.