Kelsey here! This is my second blog entry (HOLLA)! Well, I have to apologize in advance this week, dear readers, I am under some major stress right now because, (drum roll, please), I HAVE CHANGED MY MAJOR YET AGAIN! The theme of this blog is “never say never!”
I was that student in high school who got straight “A”s, was liked by all of her teachers and had a good head on her shoulders. I was convinced that these traits would follow me to college: that I would be the student who knew exactly what she wanted to major in, and that my plans would never change. Boy was I wrong.
As a freshman I changed my major 4 times. Yeah… I know. It was like I had entered into a whole new world. While taking my pre-requisites I found myself enjoying so many different subjects, some that I never knew existed. It became so overwhelming, in fact, that I decided to remain “undecided” throughout the remainder of my freshmen year. When I came to Western, I was pretty convinced that teaching was the direction I wanted to take. I figured, if I found so many different subjects interesting, I might as well share my passion with other students. There was one problem with that though: I did NOT have the passion to teach. I have accepted the fact that I will be a life-long learner. I want to travel the world and write about my findings and experiences. I have decided, for good, to go into the field of journalism. I have had experience with newspaper writing in the past and, honestly, I have never been happier.
In conclusion: it took me two years and a semester full of classes that I didn’t need in order to figure out what I wanted to do. My advice for all of you incoming freshmen is this: COME IN UNDECIDED! If you don’t know what you want to do, I swear to you, you are not alone. For all of you thinking you know exactly what you want as soon as you get to college, remember to keep an open mind. There may be a program that you have never heard of before that you could end up falling in love with. Finally, if you are coming to college to go into a career that makes a lot of money but doesn’t make you happy, please reconsider. Now is not the time in your life to settle. As the saying goes, money doesn’t buy happiness. Be true to yourself, keep an open mind, and embrace all the new things that college has to offer.
Peace, Love and Bronco Pride,