We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jun 08 2011

New beginnings

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
Anyone who knows me well knows that I feel something like “buyer’s remorse” every time I make any decision, monetary or otherwise.  I’ve changed high schools, I’ve changed colleges, and I’ve changed career paths, and with every new decision, I’m left with the suspicion that I made the wrong choice.  Usually, this suspicion does not turn out to be completely right–in most cases, these changes were for the better.  At the same time, the regret is not entirely unfounded.  With all of these decisions, I’ve discovered the nagging question not to be whether or not I made the right choice, but a question much bigger and scarier to face up to: “so what?”  When I decided to transfer to OSU from Emerson, for instance, I had to ask myself, “So what?  How are…

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