When I went to college, I thought my experience should look like a J. Crew catalog. I picked a university 3,000 miles away from home in a small, picturesque New England town. I thought that if I picked a place that was so radically different from the people and place I grew up in, that would be the best way to become the J.Crew model and have a different kind of life.
Boy, was I wrong.
I only spent one year at that school, but it taught me one of the most valuable lessons in life: wherever you go, there you are.