My Major Does Not Make Me Stupid, So Stop Pretending That It Does

My Major Does Not Make Me Stupid, So Stop Pretending That It Does

We can't all do the same thing.


I was totally aware of the reactions I would receive by being a journalism major, and I was OK with it.

I figured that may be one of the hardest things I would have to deal with and I was more than okay with it. I get a lot of people thinking I chose it because I'm too dumb or too lazy to handle anything else. So many people think I am cutting myself short or that they're better than me. The belittling becomes far more regular the farther along I get.

I know there are people who have to work harder while they are in school so they can relax later when they have a degree. And others get through their classes a bit easier, just to have to prove themselves later to get and keep good, solid careers. I'm with the latter group. I knew that when I signed up and I know that now.

Any major is going to come with its hurdles and struggles at times.

I may not complain about mine, but it doesn't mean everything is easy all the time. I just love what I do and I know how lucky I am that I allowed myself to do that, therefore, nothing feels like a sacrifice. I am making a sacrifice like so many others do, just a different one. I am giving up a guaranteed paycheck for the chance to do what I enjoy. Other people will give up four to ten years of extra free time for job security. There is nothing wrong with either decision, especially when we all have to make it.

I am conscious of the fact that what I do matters, so I'm working on not letting it bother me when I get told otherwise.

We cannot all be doctors and lawyers and nurses and engineers and entrepreneurs. Some of us have to take the pay cut and be teachers and writers and musicians and artists. There wouldn't be a balance if we didn't. It doesn't make us any less intelligent or any less willing to work hard for what we want. For that reason alone, I don't have to justify myself.

If I were able to start all over again, there isn't one change I would make. I'm taking my own journey to end up where I want to be and how hard I work only affects me. I know where I can end up and I know how smart I need to be to get there. I'm smart enough to know that I'm making the decision that is right for me.

Once we make it to college, we've proved we all have enough basic knowledge to function on the same level, everything past that is applied knowledge to get us ready for careers.

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22 Seriously Hilarious Tweets About Being A Big Or Little In A Sorority

We really are obsessed with each other.

We have all heard the stereotypes about sorority girls and how they are all obsessed with their littles and bigs. I'm just here to let everyone know those stereotypes are true and here are some of the funniest tweets about it.

1. We need very little prompting to talk about it

2. Getting a Big/Little is a holiday

3. Seriously, very little prompting

4. When you know, you know

5. Family is very important to us

6. I love my big a lot, but I also really do love Big Lots

7. Love is out there for us

8. We eat, sleep, and breath this stuff

9. One ~BIG~ happy family

10. I may actually be a headache for my big

11. Not to be dramatic, but...

12. She outweighs the end of the world in importance, sorry not sorry

13. We are an acquired taste for some

14. It's for life

15. I really bought her gifts, months in advance

16. Don't interrupt me

17. We're serious about the "for life" thing

18. Mock us if you must

19. A little bit too what, white boy?

20. I want Little Caesars but I want to eat it with my little

21. It's how we find out if there are others like us in the area

22. It's as important as my name AJ, let me live

I love my big, I love my little, and I'm not even a little sorry.

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7 Spooky Things That You Had To Endure This Halloween

Halloween is over but the spook is not.


Halloween marks the first major holiday of the fall and it never fails to get everyone excited. Everyone prepares for spooky season in a different way. Some dedicate all of their time to costumes, others to decorations, and some to baking. The part we forget, however, is the true spookiness we only realize after the season is over. We love to trick or treat but sometimes making it to Halloween is the hardest part. Here are a few things you probably survived this Halloween:

Pulling together a costume last minute

With classes and work there is no way you put a lot of thought into your costume. The party you're supposed to go to is in 2 hours and you have no costume. All of your friends have fun and creative costumes and you are struggling to decide between a grocery store costume and a failed DIY. That's as spooky as it gets

Deciding what candy to buy with your last $5

Let's admit it, you're broke. You want to get spooky with everyone else and decorate your home with candy (for you). The problem is, you can't decide whether to spend your last $5 on a bag of assorted candy or 1/5 of a tank of gas.

Celebrating Halloween WAY too early 

We can all get excited for the spookiest season of the year. Maybe you and your friends decided to jump the gun and celebrate a week in advance. The trouble is, now you are all out out Halloween energy and it is October 31st.

Experiencing anxiety about not yet being able to listen to Christmas music

Everyone knows that listening to Christmas music before Halloween is strictly prohibited. Listening to Christmas music during the purgatory period of Halloween-Thanksgiving is generally accepted. It is almost overwhelming how hard it can be not to listen to All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Getting rude comments on your costume

As women, you can get seriously criticized for your costume. Either it's to revealing or not revealing enough. For men, they can often be called too unoriginal for their costumes. How about we just appreciate the effort and move along?

Finding someone with the same costume 

So maybe your costume finally came together. You are wearing something semi-original and you see someone in the exact same thing. You will absolutely have to avoid this person for fear of getting mistaken for being part of a group costume.

Not having pockets to hold your house key

The greatest struggle is getting completely ready and realizing that there are no pockets for your keys. You can't possibly modify your costume in any way but it isn't a safe time of year to leave your door unlocked. The eternal struggle (of the night) has begun.

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