Today we (the astrophysics students) meet with an evaluation comitee to see if the physics departement of our university still deserved to exist. While I'm pretty sure the answer was a resonnating yes. They asked a question that kinda troubled me: Why do we stay at Université Laval for the length of our study, both undergraduate and graduate? After thinking back about why I choose Université Laval for my study I realise I had not really thought much about why I choose it. My grade were pretty average (even bellow average) and I knew that this university would accept me, then there was the whole moving away factor and the fact I just got a girlfriend in Québec. But the question still got me thinking.. should I have tried to move away and study abroad? (or only somewhere else in Canada?) Would it have been better for me, or at least different in a good way?
I'm not really having any regrets on my decision to stay in Québec (hey I had three wonderfull years with my then girlfriend) and I've made some pretty good research out here... but I can't help but wonder what would have happened to me if I had tried somewhere else in the world?
I cannot change the past so better not regret what you cannot change.