You thought you had it all figured out, but now that you’re a college kid, what you once thought you wanted to do isn’t what you want to do at all.
Before you begin to panic, take a step back. Take comfort in the fact that a number of students switch majors and find themselves interested in areas that they never even considered.
By removing yourself from the drama of it all, you’ll be able to better interpret what it is you DO want to do without dwelling on the things that no longer interest you.
You won’t get anywhere without weighing your options. Luckily, a college education typically allows time and space for you to take classes within various majors. If you think you are interested in biology, take a biology class. You won’t know if you’re actually passionate about a subject until you put it to the test.
Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Tracking down your adviser and going over options for the future is a great way to find out what it is you want to pursue.
Advisers can’t answer the question for you, but they can point you in the right direction and supply you with countless resources.
You can even talk it through with your friends or roommates. Sometimes, speaking about the matter out loud will allow you to reach a final decision.
With each step you have to take, make sure you’re realistic about it. Being a dance major might seem like a good idea, but if your dance skills begin and end with “the sprinkler,” you might want to think that over again. Try to imagine yourself fully engaging in a single major for four or more years.
Think about everything that comes along with it, such as the workload, the extracurricular activities and the ending results. Being realistic might be what saves you from having to reevaluate your life a second time.
Last but not least, sit on your decision. Choosing what it is you want to do for the rest of your life is no small feat, so be sure to take your sweet time.
Sometimes, we find that we lose interest in something as time passes. If that’s the case, you want to be sure that your heart is set on pursuing whatever major you decide upon.
By taking your time, you’ll be more confident in your new and improved life plan.