When your most difficult decisions in life concern the toppings to put on a Subway sandwich, suddenly having to pick a college to go to is pretty…

When your most difficult decisions in life concern the toppings to put on a Subway sandwich, suddenly having to pick a college to go to is pretty difficult. Most of child and teenage-hood, the choices I’ve had to make have been pretty insignificant in the long run. The most important aspects of life, like elementary and high school, were either entirely or mostly the result of parental decisions. Now, I’m given free rein to choose from thousands of colleges. It’s tough to even decide on factors from which to assess schools. Shall I look at geography? Do I care about the number of students? Should it matter if a cafeteria has 9 stations, instead of 7? While it’s stressful to have to make monumental choices, ultimately I think it’s reflective of what being an adult involves. Being responsible is daunting, mainly because it pins the blame solely on the decision maker. But if you’re well-informed, and decisions are well-thought, you can mostly assign yourself praise.

– Will