It's come to that time when the pressures of picking colleges and finding where my life is headed is staring me in the face. I honestly have no idea what I want to do in my future, and I really can't go to any friends for help; as if they'd ever take me seriously. They see me as having a future set wherever I go, so all I'm getting is "Go do whatever you want, you'll do great!" Yeah, sure. I'll do wonderful wandering aimlessly looking for a good future for myself... And I digress. I'm looking for past experiences with colleges, how people planned and approached their college experiences, and how they decided what they wanted to do for a living (I'm expecting to see a lot of people saying "writing," but I'll ask that you please be more specific- editorial work, creative writing, so on and so fourth). I don't plan on stealing your plan, but any and all information should at least give me a general idea of how to NOT take a shot in the dark. To expand on what I know/have been told, a basic four-year school is a good starting point, where if I wanted to go for a master's degree it wouldn't be as expensive as studying the full six years in the specialized college. In-state would be easier, and minimal traveling distance (I like to walk everywhere, in lieu of driving) to local businesses would be favorable, yet I want to keep to a smaller school if at all possible. So this points to a college town, smaller than a big-city university but with businesses within an easy commute from classes. Feel free to correct me if I'm looking in the wrong area, and please feel free to share your own experiences and make any suggestions if you have any.