And I got in. Let the squeeing commence.
But this leads me to a real dilemma. (Can we really call them dilemmas when there's only solution?) I've gotten into Clemson and Valpo, both REUs I really really wanted to get into. This would be an easy decision except I never really one first choice that I held above all others in the first place. Rather, the first choice rotated among three of them, depending on the day and
So I have offers from both of them. And I can choose only one of them. And I have to decide by this Friday. Yes, this Friday. Before I leave for spring break, basically. Meaning I'll have to write one "Yes, I'm coming" e-mail and one "No, I'm not coming" e-mail.
I'm in a fantastic position; it's the agonizing deciding process that's making me go mad. Which one will benefit me more? Not financially; I can figure that one out fairly easily. But which one will I enjoy more? Which one will I come out having learned more--not just about math, but about research, about myself, about what it means to be a mathematician?