It was almost 60 degrees today in Massachusetts. It was sunny, it was warm, and it was wonderful. We can feel spring coming.
With the good weather, my friends and I finally got to discuss our plans for next year happily--everyone has been accepted to colleges, even if not everyone knows where they’re going. As I was accepted in December, I often forgot about the stress and limbo of having submitted applications and awaiting a response. I’ve been completely spoiled.
Now, I see a new kind of stress that’s cropping up--stress about where to go from here. If you’re looking at this website, there’s a really good chance that you’re either a junior who’s looking at Tufts for next year, or a senior who’s trying to decide between Tufts and another school. If this decision is tearing you up right now, I urge you to remind yourself . . .
This is the best kind of stress.
If you are so fortunate to be choosing between esteemed universities and colleges, then pat yourself on the back and appreciate how lucky you are and how ridiculously low-stakes the process of choosing a college is after you’ve been accepted. You are going to college. That’s something that almost half of high school graduates can’t say. You have an opportunity.
Yes, choosing a place to go for the next four years of your life is a tough question, without a doubt. But it’ll all be good. Remember that wherever you go, your success depends on what you do, not the school that you go to. You’re lucky enough to be going to college! Take advantage of the opportunity! Don’t stress about where you’re going to go. That’s all just gravy.
On the contrary, it’s a time of celebration. You have a choice; isn’t that wonderful? Now, choose wisely, but don’t kill yourself over it. They’re all the right choice.