Now that I have grabbed your attention, let me commence 😀 (although this really and truly is a potentially life-altering decision…just not the kinds that are usually on these forums):
Stanford sent me a letter inviting me to their summer program. Naturally, I was jumping up and down the walls as I’ve dreamed of Stanford for quite a while and have been hoping on applying. I was super happy and begging my parents to let me go until…I realised the last week of the camp conflicts with the first week of my senior year of high school.
I’m in the IB program, which is like AP on steroids, so the first week of school isn’t necessarily introduction/syllabus kind of things. This year, I started off with at least five quizzes and tests in the first week, and not to mention the applications I need to start writing…plus it is an eight week program. My parents are fairly protective over me, and sending me off to the other side of the nation for that extent of time is something daunting. The longest I’ve been apart from my parents is maybe a week. :/ Also, I used to struggle with self harm and suicidal thoughts, stress from academics being a huge factor. I’ve been getting it under control and I think being in a surrounding of like-minded students will possibly ease this, but my parents are also a bit worried I will snap in the middle of the camp and realise a top-tier education isn’t what I truly want. Then again, I think I need to test the waters in a camp eight weeks versus have that revelation in the middle of freshman year of college. :p This probably makes absolutely no sense whatsoever as I am semi-sleep deprived and have not proofread this at all, but if you have survived to read this and somewhat understand, *gold star*
|December 11, 2014 at 18:59|
Ok so I totally get what you’re saying. If I were you ( and I know this is cheesy) I would make a pros and cons list. I know that it’s kind of juvenile but it really helps to put things into perspective. Hope this helps!
|December 14, 2014 at 17:13|
Turns out my parents aren’t allowing me, and they’re taking me to New York to tour in NYU and Columbia, so it turned out for the better. I’m far more likely to attend NYU anyways, although Stanford would be super cool ^.^ Thank you!
|December 14, 2014 at 21:50|
Have fun mkay77!
|December 29, 2014 at 20:51|
Well, you have a few options here. You can go to the camp, and risk losing your excitement for a top education, you can go and love it and still want that education, or you could skip it, and potentially look bad to Stanford, but not get behind in school. I think that you should pray about it. There are risks with everything we do. Everything will be ok, and if you are worried about it that much, I think God will make the right choice evident before then. But if he doesn’t, you should make sure that whatever you do is what you want to do. Good luck!
|December 30, 2014 at 17:50|
^somebody didn’t read the whole thing
|December 31, 2014 at 16:13|
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