So this happened today.
When college decisions were released back in early spring senior year of high school, I SIRed to the University of Pacific immediately upon getting accepted. I was so set on going to UOP at the time because I heard great things about their pharmacy program that I didn’t even bother looking into the other colleges I got accepted to. When I actually visited UOP and got a tour of the pre-pharm facility by a friend’s sister, I got a bad case of cold feet, the kind you get before you’re about to get married to a partner you’re pretty sure is a wrong fit for you.
Decision UC Davis came around and I decided to go check it out for the sole purpose of wanting to skip school. After going to Decision day, I was sold. It wasn’t the great DC food, it wasn’t the diversity of the campus, it wasn’t its spaciousness, I really couldn’t tell what it was, but I loved it. I came home and cancelled my SIR to UOP and SIRed to Davis, without giving it much thought.
Strangely, there was never any regret in that decision that I never gave much thought to. Three years later, I’m graduating UC Davis and I wouldn’t have any other school be my alma mater. Thanks for all the memories UCD, proud to be an aggie. :)