Welcome to ON MY MIND, a new segment on my blog where I write about whatever is on my mind!
I have now almost four semesters completed in college. Time is flying. Two universities and three major-changes later, I still don’t feel ready to decide my future. From Environmental Science to Journalism and New Media Studies to Public Administration, I don’t know what I want to get my Bachelors Degree in.
I have a few ideas of what I want my future to be like, and I just can’t seem to decide which story-book ending I like best. I could be an environmental scientist who travels the world, studying alternative resources and how to implement them into our daily lives. I could be a journalist, broadcasting live every morning on the Today Show like Matt Lauer or Kathie Lee and Hoda. I could be an optometrist, who owns her own private practice in the suburbs of New York and travels to remote African villages where I volunteer to provide children with the gift of better site. I could be a public relations specialist at one of the highest grossing companies in the year 2023. The possibilities are endless, and what if I don’t make the right decision?
What if I don’t make a lot of money? What if I am unhappy? What if I can’t handle the work load of the major I choose? What if I can’t get my dream job? What if I spent thousands of dollars on a college degree, only to never use it? The “what-ifs” are endless and I am freaking out inside!
One thing I know is true about my needs for the future is my need to feel like I am fulfilling a purpose and am inducing change.
As the end of my sophomore year approaches, the need to decide my major is becoming more and more necessary. I will have finished my general course requirements at Rutgers and my future classes will only consist of courses that will fulfill my future major. What do I do? How do I come to a decision about what I want to do for the rest of my life?