Been wrestling with this question for several weeks now, as it pertains to moving far away from everything I know/love to try something completely different or sticking around in my comfort zone. I'm deciding between two law schools at the moment, with less than 72 hours to make my decision. Villanova is near Philadelphia, only 2 hours from where I live; University of San Diego is, well, very far away. Both are academically similar and both are regional schools, meaning the vast majority of students start working locally after graduation--so I'm looking at a longer commitment than just the 3 year education. San Diego is gorgeous, warm, and something fresh and exciting, but I have no friends out there whatsoever. Villanova is also nice, although in the cold Northeast, but it is close and not far from my best friends and most of my family. To the wise OT'rs out there: how important is trying something new and completely independent versus staying relatively close to family and a couple long time friends? I try to evaluate things in the long run. Which would I potentially regret more? Leaving the people close in my life behind, or never saying "fuck it" and moving to the other side of the country for a different, uncharted experience?