I took a risk when I went away to college. When I was 14, I entered a relationship that I didn't realise would be the worst decision of my life. He was abusive, manipulative, and he often was angry when I wouldn't do certain things. He was even angry when I decided to go away to school at age 17. While I was walking around being afraid that he was going to kill me or hurt me even more than he had, he was mad at me for going away to school. But, I took the plunge and accepted my enrollment. I was ready to leave and then was broken up with. So college became a risk because I wasn't using it as an escape anymore. I'm 21 years old now and still struggling. But, going away for school instead of staying in my town was the best risk I ever made.