Going to college has not been easy for me. I think it's mostly because of inability to make decisions. I have majored and/or almost-majored in just about everything.
I started out going to community college for my associate degree in art. But I had no idea what I would be doing after that. So....I started to panic. I started taking different classes to try out other career paths, just in case I was on the wrong one. It took me like 4 years to finish the associate's because I was so all over the place.
Wanna know some of the things I've *almost* majored in?
Business- I took 1 and 1/2 classes in business. I dropped the 2nd one half way through when I realized it wasn't for me.
Spa Beauty Schools)
Cosmetology- I applied to a cosmetology school and even met with a representative, but this school was CRAZY expensive and I just didn't see how it would work.
Buffet O' Blog)
Science- This was insane. I was just going through an extreme eco-concious phase, and thought that meant I would love to take a bazillion science classes as well. I was wrong.
(free printable from A is For Ampersand)
Fashion Design- I declared it as my major ( at a university this time), took the first class, failed the class, and the changed majors immediately afterward. I do still love Project Runway though, and I actually sew MORE now that I'm out of that degree.
These are all AWESOME career paths. I have lots of friends who have excelled in these areas and it just comes natural to them. But none of them seemed right for me. I didn't want to be "a quitter", but I didn't want to do "the wrong thing".
(BTW, that was not the ENTIRE list of all the things I've almost majored in....honestly).
I was starting to feel that panicky feeling again this summer; I didn't know if I wanted to go back to school. It was too expensive and too much to think about.
But after some prayer, thought, and lots conversations with my wonderful (and patient) husband, I decided to go through with the next semester. And now I feel really good about it!
My current plan is to go for a degree in international relations and maybe a minor in graphic design (or maybe the other way around). The international degree is filled with anthroplogy, religion, geography, and language courses. It could prepare me for an awesome career at a non-profit organization or something, which I think I would love. And with some graphic design eductaion added on, maybe I could do something artsy too.
I actually can't wait to go back to school now.
Yeah I said it. I WANT to go back! Raise the ROOF! ;)