Last week, I was approached with one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make in my life. What made it even worse was that everyone around me knew what they wanted to do, they had their answers, yet I did not have mine. Even after spending hours and hours with my father, mentors and friends, I still did not know what I wanted to do. As the due dates got closer, I knew I was running out of time and that I had to act quickly. Hesitant, I had completely no clue what I was going to do. Many people told me to lean to one side while others leaned towards the other. It was a maze, a labyrinth of some sort. I spoke with those who have went through my situation and even they could not give me a definite answer. Some were with it and some were against it, as always. I told myself that if I chose it, then my life would be completely different and if I didn’t, then I might be filled with regret. Without having a decision made by the day my answer was due, I picked up my course selection sheet and signed up for full IB. I knew that making a big change in my life would be scary, but wanna know what’s even scarier? Regret.

By Jad Abbas