Don't Let Anybody Pressure You Into Declaring A Major

Whether You Declared Your Major Or Not, Don't Let Pressure Make Your Decision

Just because we know what we want to do with our lives, it doesn't mean we have it all figured out.


What do you want to do when you grow up?

Asking this question to little kids almost comes as comedic relief for when they answer that they want to be a superhero, a baseball player, a movie star, or a princess. As you get older the question starts to become more of a conversation starter. If you have any clue of what you want to do in life they say, "Good for you" or, "You're lucky." Although it may seem like we have our lives figured out on the outside, that doesn't mean that we aren't still finding our way.

There is still an unsettling amount of pressure regardless if they've declared a major or not.

It is a unique thing to have a dream or a passion so strong that you can see yourself doing it for the rest of your life at such a young age. You might have been influenced by a role model, got hands-on experience at a young age, or wanted to follow in somebody's footsteps. The only thing you have to focus on is sticking to the plan you have created over the years of how your life will pan out.

I know this feeling because I have it too.

We have thought of our plan so much throughout our life that we have a perfect scenario of how things are supposed to go, but we hardly ever come off our cloud to consider the triumphs or worst-case scenarios if we don't make it. You might be afraid that if you find something else that you like just as much, you'll make a mistake or let somebody else down. You can never go wrong with betting on yourself. If you didn't get into the major that you wanted, it's not the end of the world. It may open new doors for you that you would have never considered before. Even if you did get in and realized it isn't what you thought it was going to be, do what is best for yourself and make adjustments.

You are allowed to explore other options.

Things are not going to turn out exactly the way you planned them. It's OK if you want to explore other careers and embrace something that does spark interest in you. The goals you have for yourself are not set in stone. Email people that are in your desired field and ask for their perspective, you would be amazed at how many people in the working world love to discuss what they do with younger people. I emailed the host of a sports radio talk show to ask for advice on how to get started in this line of work and that email turned into an internship.

Pressure and the desire to succeed can be hard mind games to work around. Try to take everything step by step and know that the feeling of being lost won't last forever

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Netflix has done it again. Created a mass panic. But this time the reason is not that "Friends" is being taken down or renewed for a giant price.

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5 Reasons Why Staying At College For The Summer Is The Ultimate Power Move

No school, no rules, summer vacation at the best place on Earth, also known as college.


As summer begins, it brings in the joy of no more school but for most what summer really brings is the sad realization that we have to leave our favorite place and go back to our boring home town with none of our new best friends. Although some have decided to stay at college for the summer and they will soon realize why this will be the best choice that they will be making all summer.


What's better than no school, warm weather, and most importantly no one to say, "Are you just going to sleep till 2:30 p.m. every day this summer?"

1. It's like the weekend, but every day

Do you know what weekends felt like during the school year when you didn't have anything to do? No? You never had any free weekends? Wow, I'm so sorry. Well, imagine a weekend that you didn't have to do anything. Now multiply that one weekend by seven and you get seven Saturday like days where you do not have a single care in the world.

3. No "Go cut the grass!"

For the sons, you know that annoying time every week when your dad is going to say, "Go cut the grass." There is nothing you can do to get out of it. Well, staying at school for the summer means no more nagging. You get to choose what you do now.

4. The bond of friendship

The friends you make when you stay at college for the summer are different than any other bond. Mostly because you all don't have a care in the world since it's summer in your favorite place. It's a right of passage to call someone your summer college best friends. These are best friends that words wouldn't do justice.

5. The townies

Everybody always wonders what happens to a college town when all the college kids go home. Well, the townies come back in full swing and take their town back. If you stay at your college, you get to experience what most can't even describe in words. To the one mid-40s guy trying to relive his glory days. To the old men hitting on the college girls at the local pub. To the weird towny creatures that make you shiver with fright as you drive past them. Have fun townies, you only have three months.

That dream of "I wish I could just stay here at college with all these people but have no responsibilities" is finally coming true.

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