You have "Major" issues

E.E. Cummings once wrote, "Be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else. It means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting." 

I was reading one of the other blogs that was written by Chelsie and I couldn't help but think,of how honest that blog post was. The post is about how you should be majoring in something that means something to you and no one else around. I think that is what E.E Cummings was saying, you have to be yourself because you won't be happy being someone else. Ever heard the saying "Choose a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." That is from Confuscious, another wise person who understands that if you honestly love your job then you will have so much fun that it won't seem like work. I believe that you will have to work real hard to get there, but once you are there it will make all the difference. 

Here is where that problem comes in, I think it is amazing when people come into college saying "I want to major in ____ then go to grad school or work at ____." It's great that you have your whole life plan but honestly I think we need to sit back and think Is this really what I want to do? I am not trying to insult anyone I am just saying that maybe it is okay to say I don't know what I want to do. I admire those who come into college undecided more than those who already have a decision. What's sad, is that when they admit that they are undecided they say it as if they just admitted to something that will land them in jail, sometimes they even apologize for it. I came into IU as an inteded Accounting Major, then I thought Marketing, then I thought Non-Profit Management, Education, English, Journalism, Tourism, and now I am officially saying I am UNDECIDED! Every major I choose, I see doesn't fit me after the amazing variety of classes I can take within that major. 

I think my problem has always been that I choose a major and I love it like the Beliebers love Justin. I am literally obssesed with it until something better comes along. My problem with that method is that in the time that I am obsessed with a certain major, I close out the options of other majors, I never take a step back and just think what if I went after all of the possibilities at once and see where I fit. There is an amazing Demi Lovato song called Me, Myself, and Time. Honestly the most perfect song for how I am feeling in the lyrics. The chorus goes as follows:

I'm over my head
And I know it, I know it.
I'm doing my best
Not to show it, to show it.
Whatever it takes to be,
What I was meant to be,
I'm gonna try.
Cause I'm living the dream
And I know it, I know it
I'm trying my best
Not to blow it, to blow it
And I know everything will be fine
With me, myself, and time

My interpretation of the song is that she doesn't really know where she is in her life but she knows everything will be fine "with me, myself, and time." College is about finding yourself, so don't try to rush it, let it happen. There is a perfect job out there for you! 

For future fall freshmen, enjoy your summer before you start college because I think that will be the most relaxed summer before your life goes on this forever changing battle of becoming an adult. But do me a favor, when you go to orientation and choose classes, honeslty choose a variety of classes with all YOUR possible majors because you wont regret it. If your thinking business I know that BUS X100 (better than Kelley Compass) helps teach you about all the different jobs in business, you learn an overview of different topics like marketing, accounting, HR, etc. For education EDUC F200 (Examing Life as a teacher) really helps you examine your life as a teacher, those were two of my favorite classes although they both helped me figure out that I don't want to major in Business or Education.

For current Hoosiers, please please please don't let your college years go to waste, we don't want you to wake up 20 years from now thinking "I hate my job!" 

For parents, let your kids be! Support them and love them for who they are and what they want to do. I'm no parent but I am pretty sure if you want your kid be the best they can be and let them major in something other than business or being a Pre-Med when they want to be an Actor, Journalist will make all the difference because who knows you probably just raised someone who can change the world. In my opinion Hoosiers are DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!!!

Keep Dreaming and Live your Life

  xoxo - SC

For Chelsie's Article visit the link below

/blog/water-under-the-bridge/your-major-should-be-you

For a great article by U.S News visit 

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/09/19/5-ways-to-pick-the-right-college-major

"There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. But omitted, and the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves -- or lose the ventures before us." -- William Shakespeare, "Julius Ceaser"

What does that mean to you?

About The Author
Sara Claire GaspardClass of 2016, Evanston, IL