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If there's one thing I've learned since being in college, it's that people tend to ask the same question over and over. What are you majoring in?

I'm not going to lie. This question weighed heavily on me for a long time, considering I started getting asked what my major was going to be while I was still in high school. Everyone, including my parents, teachers, friends, and even distant acquaintances, seemed to have an opinion on what they thought I should do. To be honest, it was extremely frustrating. It was hard enough trying to figure out what I might want to do for the rest of my life without everyone thinking they knew better than I myself did.

When freshman year finally rolled around, the most dreaded question ever to be asked seeped into every single conversation. When I was at home, people wanted to know about my college experience. When I was at school, people wanted to know what I wanted to do after college. I couldn't escape it.

I started to develop this whole story about what I was majoring in and what job I wanted to have after college just so I would have an answer for people. But the reality is, most 18-year-old freshmen college students have no idea what they want to do. And that's okay!

Unless you're one of those kids that's known exactly what you've wanted to do since you were a toddler, it's going to take some time to figure it out. But, that's what college is all about. You get the chance to discover your interests and your passions, and hopefully you'll find something you're good at.

Don't be worried if you have to change your major once or twice. I don't know a single person that stuck with the major they had coming into college. Look at me. I came into college thinking I was going to be a nurse, and here I am today a journalism and communications double major.

It's a lot of stress deciding what to major in. Trust me, I know. Just remember, you have time to figure it out. The next time someone asks you what you're majoring in, don't be hesitant to say you're undecided right now. That just makes you like every other college student, whether they'd like to admit it or not. 

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