I’m at the end of my junior year, and along with all the other juniors in my school, I have begun the process of applying to college. Every time I talk to someone, and they find out I am a junior, they ask me if I know where I want to go to school.
The truth is, I have no clue. I have ideas, but how are you supposed to determine the atmosphere of a school from a website?
College seems like such a daunting prospect to me. I hear stories of people doing nothing but partying, but that’s not the type of environment I want to be in. I want to have fun. I want to make friends. I want to have an internship. I want to learn about my major.
I am at an advantage, I think, because of my experience at boarding school. I am already fairly independent, and I am not afraid to be away from home.
And so begins the process of essays and filling out information, traveling to visit schools, and deciding where to spend the next four years of my life. Almost every junior and senior goes through this process. I just hope I am able to pick the right school for me.