Finding the Heart In College Decision Making


When you know that college is definitely the path you or your student wants to take, how can you harness the heart in this often stressful decision-making process? While you may not be able to eliminate stress and anxiety entirely, the decision-making process can be a time of creating lifelong tools of self-reflection and self-knowing that will support a lifetime of making heart-based decisions about path and purpose.

One way to help the transition from high school to college becomes a time of gathering self-knowledge, inspiration, and clarity of direction is to consider a gap year. Read Steven Mercer’s blog post on the benefits of taking a gap year (and why not doing this is his biggest regret when he applied for college) as part of an intentional transition to college.