I struggle so much with decisions that for my next serious one – that of staying on erasmus for a year or not – I’ve decided to compile a list of pros and cons for staying, and, in an attempt to make it even more accurate to what on earth would be best, I’ve actually weighted each pro and con by giving them a value based on how important they actually are. Yeah I’m not even joking I honestly feel the list is necessary just to attempt to come close to a decision, and well, the weighting of each point just seems like the right to do to me and my apparently overly logical brain.
It makes sense, I swear. I mean there were several arguments for and against that got zero points because they’re really not important in the grand scheme of things.
As it happens, I then discovered that as well as simply adding up the points for each side, I could also obviously change that into a percentage, and as we all know percentages are always more fun. Go maths.
So, the current tally on the Full Year Erasmus – Yay or Nay? vote stands at:
Does that kind of highlight my indecision, just a tad? I mean it couldn’t be much closer, it’s like the Scottish referendum all over again.
And I haven’t even finished the pros and cons list, not quite.
If I hadn’t weighted each pro and con, it would have resulted in the no vote being up 0.65% to a round figure of 47% versus 53% for a yes to staying for a year.
(I’m clearly having withdrawal symptoms ever since I stopped studying maths back when I finished school, leave me be.)
At this rate I’ll nearly have to resort to doing what I feared I’d end up having to do and just flip a coin over it. And I’m not doing that… I hope.
I’ve got about a week to make up my mind. Wish me luck.
Any if you’ve any thoughts on whether a full year erasmus might be a good idea or not, feel free to let me know!