Wednesday, December 3, 2008

who wants to decide my future?

Yes, that's right. I'm putting my whole life in your hands. I've got a long life ahead of me, and you, dear bloggers, get to decide what I do with it.

My future & the future of all my un-born babies might revolve around this one decision, so choose wisely. (Can you feel the crushing preasure on your shoulders?) Me too.

No, not really, but in all seriousness, I've decided to change my major. Elementary Education doesn't feel right anymore (luckily, I am only 1 semester into the program) and I've realized I don't think teaching is really what I want to do with my life, but now, the problem is, I have to figure out what to change my major to. And I have to figure it out fast.

Any ideas?

PS. If you are wondering why I am 21 years old & still don't know what I wan't to major in, when I should probably have graduated from college by now, I don't know. I am still trying to figure that out, too.

PPS. How does anyone really know what they want to do with their life anyways?

PPPS. I would prefer to do something involving writing. Or babies.

PPPPS. Being an Adult is hard work.

13 comments:

  1. I honestly don't think that most people know what they "want to do with their lives." People just choose a wave and ride it. If they decide they want to get on a different wave, all they have to do is jump off and swim back to where the tide breaks... ya know?
    Major in Literature for sure. You love it... that is all you need to guide you!

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  2. Something with art... but not from the U. Go to a design school or art school where you can finish in a year.

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  3. Anything with writing or art. I've been thinkin you should be doing that all along. You are just too talented to waste it! Love you!

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  4. I would say Public Relations, it's a section in Mass Communications. We do a lot of writing and it's so fun! I think you would really like it. It's also a good major because you can do a variety of different things with it!! I have really liked it!

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  5. If you want something with babies, nursing may be a good option.

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  6. DEFINITELY something creative!! Arts, journalism, design?! I think you'd be great... GREAT at anything artistic and I have a feeling that would be most rewarding for you as well. I say GO FOR your complete dreams... don't plan a career or major around what your baby plans are. Just do what you love, now. Figure out how to make it work when you have kids.... then.

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  7. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I guess what I'd do is figure out if I want to stay home with my babies when I have them and if so who cares what you major in as long as it's something you enjoy until the babies start coming! If you don't want to be a stay at home mom then it's a major decision but again I'd suggest something you enjoy so if you like Literature or Art go for it!

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  8. I agree with the art/design school idea. After graduating with a somewhat "unusable" degree, I think your money is more well spent doing something you can make your own business out of - like interior design or something.

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  9. A columnist? (Is that a word?) It looks weird written down.
    I would think it would be rather flexible as to WHERE you do your work.
    I think you'll be happiest picking something you LOVE (most important thing) and then adjusting it to suit/work for your life.

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  10. I love you and your posts and your writing. Anything you choose to do, you'll do great at.

    For me, I wish I would have pushed myself a little harder in college. I was an MFHD (Marriage Family & Human Development) major and I LOVED what I learned. So interesting and challenging (despite its reputation) and applicable. My only regrets are that 1.) I didn't do a Business minor. Wish I would have done something to stretch me and make me more marketable. or 2.) gotten a Masters right after or done an internship during my Bachelor's so that I could have worked in my field. I loved it, but it's hard to find an applicable job with just a Bachelor's degree.

    I did end up working in Marketing for a few years before the kiddos and I LOVED it! I think you'd be great at that. Lots of interaction, creativity and writing. Might be worth looking into.

    Sorry for the longest comment of all time.

    p.s. I'm still laughing at Melissa's nursing comment!

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  11. Lol, you're funny- but you sound like a lot of people I know. 21 and still don't know what's up. Luckily for me, I knew what I wanted to be since Kindergarten, every time someone asked me what I want to be when I grow up- I'd always reply the same "a Mom" and that's what I'm doing :) BUT huge BUT if you still want to work while being a Mom for sure pursue your career, also, I often wonder what I'm going to do once my kids are grown and gone :( or if by a slim chance something happens to my hubby, what then?! So I do think it's 100% awesome to have a college degree but I think you should for sure do something you love... I know you love to write, do you think you could ever become an author? Or reporter? Or journalist? I think those would all be way fun jobs- think of Andy Anderson on 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' That's my vote, but good luck with whatever you may decide...

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  12. I would make a list of all the classes in school that you absolutely loved!!! And, go in that direction. If you haven't had any I would start taking classes in a bunch of different fields and see what feels right. If you are really interested in the class it's a good sign that you might find a career in that field interesting! That's how I decided to major in pscyhology and be a counselor. No matter what class I was in, I really loved what I was learning!

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  13. You are so talented in so many ways, you could do anything. I would like to see you do something with writing and art also. Please write some books and then illistrate them. So head in that direction. You are certinaly amazing at that. Sounds easy, right?

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thank you for your shout outs!