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Author: Mary Bowen

Mary Bowen is a Boston-based freelance writer, film critic, and lifestyle blogger.

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 9:40 a.m. by Mary Bowen | View Comments
No Regrets: Why I Didn’t Choose the Same College As My Best Friend

One of the hardest things about choosing a college was rejecting my best friend. OK, I didn’t really reject her. I just didn’t go to the same school she went to, but at the time that’s what it felt like on both sides. I agonized over this decision and I tried to talk myself into liking her first-pick. It was a popular choice among kids in my high school and my mom loved it, too. But it simply wasn’t for me, and after having spent my high school years being that kid who kept her head down, went along with ...