From time to time I think about my experience in higher education and wonder. If I could do it over again, would I do it differently? I graduated from a smaller high school (150 in my class) and I was very ready to go to a larger university where everyone did not know everyone and their business.
Sometimes though I wish I had gone to a smaller liberal arts college. I wish I had more of that feeling of “belonging” that I think goes along with being at a smaller school. You know. Where the alumni magazine tells who married who and who had a baby and so on. Where you go back for homecoming and actually see people you know and spent four years with. That kind of stuff.
So would you do anything differently about your higher education experience? If you went, do you wish you hadn’t? If you didn’t go, do you wish you had? Wish you had picked a different school Different major? Different activities to be involved in? Spent more time studying? Less time studying?
I always have mixed feelings about this question because when I think about “If I had done this instead…” then I realize I would never have met this person or had that experience. But I still wonder how my life might have been different if I had done X instead of Y. Know what I mean?