My senior year before college I did not have a set plan. The whole waiting period after sending in all my college applications and essays felt like it lasted an eternity! When I finally did receive my acceptance letter, the next problem that arose was how my family and I would be able to afford to pay for my tuition (along with my older brother who was in his junior year).
I had to rethink my options and make an economical decision. I had to reject schools that I wanted to go to for financial reasons. Even through these obstacles I felt that in the end, I made the right decision for my life. I am in a school that I am happy in and that works for me and my family.