"Something you always think ‘what if…’ about"
First, I’d like to say that I have no regrets.
Every choice I’ve made is the result of something I desired at one point, so why regret something that I wanted?
But, I do think of alternate universes in which I went to a different school.
When I was a sophomore, I received the chance to go to the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. The Academy is a public residential school for high achieving 11th and 12th grade Hoosiers. They have a lot of AP courses and highly qualified teachers. Graduates go to great colleges.
So I took the SAT and applied only because my mother wouldn’t leave me alone. I got in.
But I didn’t go.
I wanted to graduate from West Side. I didn’t want privilege. I wanted to work my ass off to get into a great university. Which is not to say that the Academy students didn’t work hard. They just had better resources than my inner city high school.
I wonder if I did go to the Academy, would I be more prepared for Brown classes? Would I even be at Brown?