No Longer Years Away

Maddie Yob, Staff Writer

College has always been something years away, something that you need to “start thinking about” but not really act on quite yet.

This has been the story for years until this year, when it changed. All of a sudden there was a need to think about it, because it was no longer 4 years, or even two years away. It’s now. Nothing has ever seemed so scary but so exciting.

The complicated decision of deciding where to go and what to do. I thought that I had it all figured out. I wanted to be a nurse, and I even thought that I had the college that I wanted to go to, which was Aquinas. I was accepted in July and that was on the top of the list. But as my friends and peers have started to be accepted into colleges all around the country, I can’t help but think that I need to apply to other schools and maybe I should consider something other than nursing.

I haven’t applied to any other colleges yet, but the ones that I am going to apply to are in all different sides of the spectrum in all categories: big and small, close and far, private and public, etc. There are so many different factors that go into picking a college and it is very difficult to decide which will be best fit you.

I never wanted to look at Aquinas, and my mom practically had to drag me to the visit. Not that it isn’t a good school, but because I just had always pictured myself at a big university with a sorority and a football team. Aquinas doesn’t have a football team or sororities, so I have to decide if I want to give up something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, for a good nursing education.

When I walked around the University of Alabama’s campus, it was hard not to fall in love  with the warm weather and the green grass. How could I not love it? It was everything that I pictured and that whats make it so hard to decided what to do with the rest of your life.

How do you decide between two completely different schools?

I wish the answer was simple but it is so much more complicated, there is no right answer as I’m sure that I will like the college I decide to go to but how do you make that decision? I don’t know, but I guess time will tell.