This year senior of Marist School, Ms. CLARE TIARSMITH shared with her blog-readers all fears and hesitations regarding the essential choice of her future – what college to choose?
The decision was not taken easily. Indeed! If to consider this step as a life-making choice one’s pins are going to be a little wobbly. That is true. Choosing between two attractive perspectives – entering Northeastern and the University of Georgia, lots of hesitations occurred. The great research work was executed before these two options have left. After thoughtful and in detail consideration of scholarships opportunities and admission decisions in different colleges – the circle of reconnaissance has been narrowed. This epic story, however, would not last that long – from the end of March till the mid of May – if the introductory trip to Georgia University has been conducted earlier. However, regular duties in school and rehearsals of the play delayed the crucial visit. By that time all people around and Clare herself were tired and dizzy of the constantly changing ‘final’ resolution in favor of one or another college.
Finally, the visit was taken on April, 18. That also meant that only two weeks ahead for a taking an ultimate decision. Considering all pros and cons while writing an email to parents adducing an excuse for such exhaustive uncertainty, the pluses and privileges of Georgia University became so vivid. What a relief is felt in moments like this! On the one hand, you choose what you really like, your mind accepts, your heart leans to and, on the other hand, your parents can afford without any serious harm to a family budget.
The sign of the correct choice in life is an inner peace, confidence, excitement about new opportunities and sweet expectation of the actual start. That all are felt when thrill of uncertainty has gone away.