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6.08.2009

The Cruel thing about college

I don't understand why it is sooo important for 16 and 17 year olds to have to decide what they want to do for the rest of their life. Only a few of them ever stick with their original decision. I was taking to my cousin this morning who will be going into her 2 year of college and she is telling me that she doesn't know if she wants to stay with her major. Thats OK, how are you supposed to know what it is that you want to do before you have even tried it. College costs sooo much money and these kids are almost jumping blindly into something. Granted you pretty much know what you like and dont like but still, you may end up hating what you loved and loving what you hated! And besides... Is it truly realistic to do ONE things for your WHOLE life??? not really. most people have a couple of different careers in their life time.

Take me for instance-In highschool there were a lof of different things that I wanted to do.. some had to do w/ computres, some had to do with animals and then suddenly I decided on music. I was good at it. Hell I was so good at it that I auditioned and was accepted at URI even though I had only been playing Horn for a year and a half. Then I started DOING it.. Not my favorite thing. I loved to play... I didnt love all that other stuff that goes w/ Music education.. like the TEACHING part hehe. So I transfered out and moved to Cape Cod.. and you wanna know what I picked- NURSING... the total other end of the spectrum. Why? I don't really know. Something about caring for people really appealed to me and I really enjoy learning about the human body. and even still I am not TOTALLY confident with the choice I made. I have started blogging and I kind of enjoy working on the computer but I dont know if I could do this forever but it would be awesome to work for google! I really Enjoy working for Shaw's Supermarket... I could see myself as a front end manager. I really like working w/ people. Who knows I will figure it out at some point.. Maybe I am already doing it or maybe I will find it.

3 comments:

Christy said...

Agreed. I went from wanting to do psychology, then math, then back to psychology, and now nursing, and I am just hoping to God that I am making the right choice. I am just ready to be done with school!!

M.J. said...

I agree--teens have no clue about life, despite thinking they know everything. When I was that age, I decided to go to art school for graphic design. After one term, I quit and thought I'd be a career server. After meeting a gruff, forty-year-old waitress, I decided to go back to college to study journalism. Three years into a career as a writer-editor, I just switched again to become a web designer/developer. I am self-taught and loving my new job....for now...I'm sure I will be in to something new within the next five years or so. And that's ok.

Sara said...

I agree. I STILL don't really understand completely why I chose Nursing. I totally see myself going part time at some point soon to persue other projects. I would love to be a rep for pampered chef or stampin' up crafts. I and know for SURE that I WILL NOT be doing bedside nursing forever....HECK NO! hahaha