“Oh, you’re a student. What are you going to school for?”
“What are you going to do with that?”
Sigh. “I have no idea.”
That conversation has long been haunting me. Not only do I hate not having an answer to give people, but I hate not having one for myself. It makes for very uncertain college years, not knowing if you’ll be using your degree when you finish. Questions like, “Am I wasting my time and money?” “What if I don’t find a job?” “Could I do better with practical experience?”
Lots of doubts.
But! Yes, but! I think I’ve finally figured out where I’d like to go. I’ve been doing a ton of research and I want to go into publishing. And I don’t mean I’d like to be published. Yes, that would be fantastic, but I’m interested in publishing as an industry. The business side of things. Ideally, I’d love to work in either marketing or editing.
In truth, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but it just recently became a solid yeah-I-could-do-that idea. So I’m in the process of switching my major over to marketing, which I’m really excited about. Partly because it’s more specific to what I’d like to do and partly because it’ll cut about a year off of school. Hazah!
Only downside. Now I have to tell my family that I changed majors again. At least I did all my homework this time though.