Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Oh how I LOVE having choices!

Poor, poor neglected blog! I think about you often and yet never seem to have the time to actually sit down and write. Oh well! I have exciting news that I need to share so here goes.

So, after all that prep time, studying for the GMAT and then stressing over the application, at last some of my results are in: I’m officially accepted to both Westminster and the University of Utah!! Ya-hoo!

First of all, this makes me happy because it means I’m definitely going to grad school next year. Not that I thought I wouldn’t necessarily, but there’s always the chance it won’t work out the way I’d hoped. But now I know that it did work out, and that makes me feel like all the studying, hard work, researching and agonizing over the decision were all worth it.

Second of all, being accepted to two of the three schools I applied to (cough, cough BYU should perhaps communicate to me soon) means that I have choices! I get to choose between two great schools whom I’m confident will both offer me a great education. They each have strengths and weakness, so I have to think through that as I decide.

I love having choices. It’s one of the great things about being sent to the earth to have this mortal experience, that I have a beautiful gift called moral agency. Sometimes I’m placed in situations where I don’t have a choice, and that is always hard. However, in this case I do! And I’m delighted.

A great friend was trying to help me do pros and cons about both schools on the way to work today. While I came up with a few points in favor and against both, it wasn’t a comprehensive enough list to help me decide. And people at work today were trying to persuade me one way or the other depending on where their bias lies. It was pretty amusing actually.

Despite all this, the person whose opinion matters the most … is me. I’m the one who will ultimately be getting my education. I’m taking on the time and financial commitment for grad school. So, that means it’s up to me (and Heavenly Father of course who is ultimately the one guiding my life) as to where I go.

I will enjoy every moment of my choice as I make a major life decision on where to pursue my higher education. Wish me wisdom and the ability to make the right choice.

1 comment:

rhonda said...

I'm so excited for you. I would love to see the "pros and cons" list for the schools. Whatever your decision is, I know that you will be happy. You are the most optimistic girl I know.