John Carpenter has advice for the college lovelorn in this month's guest blog.
Don’t do it. Don’t fall in love.
It’s the month of love, and you’d have to be blind or an old grump not to see the messages everywhere, brandished in hot pink letters and decorated with cupids and hearts. I particularly like those little candy hearts that have messages stamped on them such as BE MINE, FOREVER YOURS, and YOU’RE A CUTEY. And of course, because just about everything in this world makes me think of college admissions, February is a month that is also very much connected to what juniors and seniors are going through in that regard.
For seniors, this short month feels like the longest month, and for juniors, February means watching what seniors are going through while beginning to get serious about their own college search. For both groups, the messages of love are everywhere: view books, websites, college fairs. Pick me! Apply here! Make us your first choice! And my message to you:DON’T DO IT.
Don’t fall in love.
With a college.
Not quite yet.