Not Sure About Your Major? Read This.

If You're Worried About Your Major, Read This

One of the tougher decisions in our young adult lives, but is totally worth the wait.

Samantha Zignato
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People always say "I'm not a school person," but that statement doesn't mean anything. Sure, you can dislike school, but everyone is a school person because you kind of have to be. The hardest thing about going through years of school is finding what you're truly passionate about, finding that one thing that makes every day of hard work worth it.

Took me a while to find my one thing, but I did.

I have never been good at science or math, I'm not terrible at it because I wanted to understand it, to an extent. At times I was discouraged by the fact that I wasn't the best in those subjects because those were always the subjects in school that you wanted to be good at. I always thrived in English, writing and journalism classes in school. I found my true purpose through my ability to write and share my thoughts with others.

I always knew I was a good writer, but I was doubtful going into my senior year because I wasn't sure what I would be able to do in college with my writing skills. That's when I discovered my high school newspaper and became aware of the many opportunities and advantages my writing skills gave me going into college. I knew journalism was what I wanted to study.

During my senior year, I discovered a whole new area of interest in an AP high school course, politics. My family has always been very passionate and invested in politics, but it never seemed like something I would want to be involved in. When I took AP government and politics, it was just to earn more AP credits for college, there was no other reason behind taking the class. I fell in love with politics and the way our government works. I know it's boring to most people, but it is something I will always want to know more about.

My love for politics kept growing and I wanted to take more classes my senior year to keep learning about this complex topic. My interests turned me towards the subject of law and I fell in love immediately. Law, like politics, is complicated and so interesting to me. I loved these classes because I was able to easily understand the terms and concepts which made me want to learn even more.

The question I kept asking myself was, "is this what I'm supposed to be doing?" I knew I had this new desire to be a lawyer. I couldn't help but wonder how my passion for writing and politics/law would be able to work together in college.

When I first came to college, my major was (and still is) journalism. I didn't want to declare a minor yet because I wanted to figure out how politics could help my education. I spent a lot of time talking to my neighbor at home who is a criminal defense attorney, he steered me in the right direction by telling me that unless I was certain I wanted to be a lawyer, I shouldn't major in political science.

So with that information, I made my decision. I decided to keep my major and declare my minor as political science in hopes of being able to go to law school when I am done with undergrad.

Moral of the story is that you will find what you're meant to do and when you do all the waiting will be worth it.

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