At an early age we're taught to trust our gut. Your fight or flight responses are an innate part of decision making, but sometimes you have to think past your gut and think mind over matter. Embracing what makes you scared or uncomfortable is the fastest and most effective way to promote self growth.
In 2016, I was a senior in high school planning my next step for secondary education. I was panicked at the thought of not having chosen where I wanted to attend college, or what I wanted to study. Once I had settled on the University of Montana, things slowly started to come together and I looked forward to experiencing the UM college life.