Monthly Advice | What should I major in college?7/12/2014
Hi guys! So I get emails from a lot of younger readers, who often times are confused about choices they have to make in life, which is totally fine! Don't let anyone ever tell you what to do! Because the last thing you want is to make a bad decision and regret it. I was pushed into pharmacy by my ex, who at the time thought it would be good if I became a nurse, but after I mentioned my fear of blood, he pushed me into pharmacy. Which I didn't really enjoy. I mean I enjoyed making friends from classes, because they are some of the most amazing people I have ever met (Hi Calvin!). But in honesty, if I could have done something else that I was truly passionate about, that would have made everything better.
The first advice I want to give to you, is be passionate about what you are doing. If you honestly think that so or so major is not your thing, then don't do it. I know it sounds hard to give up something that is stable, but think of it this way: Would I be happy to wake up every day in the next 10 years and be excited to go to work? If the answer is no, then do something that will make you happy. Trust me, you don't want to do something that you hate. And if you wake up everyday for the next 10 years, and you absolutely dislike what you're doing then you'll regret it for the rest of your life. You only live one life, so make it count!
2. Learning Skills:
The second thing I want to tell you about is, college is about learning, growing, and experiences. If you are really bad at giving presentations, there are classes that will help you with your problem. I took a speech class when I was in college, and that class helped me become a better rounded person. I learned that speaking in front of a crowd isn't as hard as it was before (the trick is to just imagine you're in a safe place and there's no one else there). And if you're bad at memorizing material, there are tricks and tips in college that you will learn to do this.
The third thing, is to make a goal sheet. See what you have to do to accomplish your goals. You can even put glitter or whatever you want on it. Put it somewhere you will see it every day. You can put it on your door, so when you get up every morning, you can check off things that you've already done. I would suggest you list classes that you need to take in college so you will able to finish school, in a timely manner. And how awesome it feels to tick off one thing from that list every time you finish something!
4: Everything is going to be okay:
The last thing I wanted to tell you, is that it's okay to go to college undecided. If you are already accepted into the college of your choice, then you can go in and just start on your GE (general education) classes. And then hopefully in a year or two after you finish your GE classes you can decide on what you want to do. And chances are, you will probably meet a lot of people who are in the same boat as you are. If you meet people like you, you should talk to each other, because talking to others is a great way to know what you want to do. It gives you an idea of what you want, and what you don't want.
Thank you to the reader who sent an email to me, asking me for advice. I'm thinking of making this a monthly post, in which I write about something that will help people out. If you have any questions about anything at all, please ask me. I'm open to suggestions about this as well! Have an awesome week!
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