I’m Going To…

Boston University Class of 2018!

Who guessed it?! Because I didn’t.

My mind was playing ping pong these past two days as I contemplated whether I wanted to go to Boston University or University of Maryland, but in the end, I just felt more at peace with BU. I didn’t have to flip a coin either πŸ˜‰

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Officially a terrier! So fierce, I KNOW. πŸ˜‰

My thoughts?

  • Never say never. I had no idea that Boston University would come into play during this college decision process.
  • My parents were so smart in making me visit BU “just in case.”
  • I’m so excited to be close to Ben and some of my other friends who are going to college in Boston as well!
  • I think I was mostly torn because I was so mentally set on UMD, and I was pretty stunned when I realized that I like BU so much.
  • My friend, Jeannine, said to me before I visited my top three colleges: “If you second guess your first love, then maybe you don’t love it as much as you thought you did.” <β€” Sums it up perfectly.

I was thinking of ways to tell my parents. I thought of just telling them straight up, but that would have been boring. I thought of writing a sign that said “Boston University,” putting it on my back, and then asking for a back massage so they could see the surprise, but that would have just been weird.

So I ended up doing something in the middleβ€” I wrote “Boston University” in block letters on a sheet of paper, and when my parents were just chillin’ in the living room, I said, “Dad? Mom?” They both turned around to see me holding this:

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All credit goes to God. I have no doubt that His hand is in all of this, as it always is.

I’m excited for this adventure!

 

 

 

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31 thoughts on “I’m Going To…

  1. YAY! I am so proud of you for making this choice! I have been reading all of your posts and after seeing your pros and cons list for Boston, I was hoping you would choose it! I wish there was more choice in Universities in Australia, because it would be nice to have a bit of choice! It looks like a great uni, with some fantastic food and programmes. So between 2014 and 2018 what do you do? Do you still have a lot of school left, or do you go to college? Gah cultural differences!

  2. I have to tell you the same thing happened to me! I was wanting to play soccer and got recruited to the school I am currently at but I had no intentions of going here but my parents like yours made me check it out just incase and it ended up being were I’m at now! After quitting soccer I do regret not going to a big school but all around with the schools I was deciding between I am so happy I ended up here!

  3. THAT’S JUST FANTASTIC…..GOD IS SO GOOD AND SO FULL OF SURPRISES…..JUDGING FROM EVERYTHING YOU’VE TOLD US SO FAR, BOSTON COLLEGE WOULD HAVE BEEN MY CHOICE TOO….AND THE DANCE OPTION== GOD WILL USE YOUR TALENTS IN THIS AREA FOR HIS GREATER GLORY! ALL PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING TO GOD NOW AND FOREVER!!

    GRANDMA NANCY (MAH mAH)

  4. Whoop whoop! I saw it coming..or rather, I was strongly hoping; because I would have chosen BU in your circumstances πŸ˜€ .
    I agree – straight up telling the ‘rents would have been too boring.

  5. Yay!!!!! Congrats Alison!! So happy for you! Sounds like a great choice and now you can rest easy! I’ll be praying for you on this new journey!
    Maybe one weakened I can come up to visit you in Boston! Just do me a favor and don’t start speaking Bostonian ” paaaaark the caaaaar ” lol gotta keep those new yawk rootsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  6. Ahh so excited for you!! I knew it was going to be Boston πŸ™‚ fun way to tell them! And I lol’ed when you were going to have them give you a back massage haha πŸ™‚ I’m gonna have to take a trip to Boston!! πŸ™‚

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