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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Officially a terrier! So fierce, I KNOW. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.” <โ€” 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 middleโ€” 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. THATโ€™S JUST FANTASTIC…..GOD IS SO GOOD AND SO FULL OF SURPRISES…..JUDGING FROM EVERYTHING YOUโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜€ .
    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 roots๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  6. Ahh so excited for you!! I knew it was going to be Boston ๐Ÿ™‚ fun way to tell them! And I lol’ed when you were going to have them give you a back massage haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m gonna have to take a trip to Boston!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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