To Those Who Keep Switching Their Major, You'll Find The One

To Those Who Keep Switching Their Major, You'll Find The One

Do you feel like you can't decide on just one major and have many interests? Let me tell you my story.


I have switched my major five times and I'm only a junior.

All throughout high school I felt pressured to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life at 17. Shoot, I didn't even fully know myself at that age so how was I supposed to decide then? I wanted to do Law, and then I switched to Journalism, next onto Event Management/Planning, followed by Marketing, and now I have committed to Business Education. And to be honest, if you were to tell me when I was 17, 18, or even 19 years old that I would end up in education, I would have never believed you.

Lots of things in my life have drastically changed over the years and I have grown as an individual. The person I was at the beginning of college is not the same person I am now. I have many interests that vary across the board and that is why I struggled for so long to find what I truly want to pursue.

I had to dive deep into myself and ask, what do I truly want? What can I compromise and what can't I? What have I consistently loved and had a passion for throughout much of my life? I didn't want to settle on just one, I knew I wanted something to encompass my whole self.

I did a lot of self-discovery over the past year by learning to love who I was as well as get to know myself. I tuned in more to how I felt towards things, whether that was likes or dislikes, and invested more time into the things I enjoyed. Life is just too short to be wasting it on things that don't make you happy.

You have to make this decision for yourself. This is not your parents' decision, your friends' decision, your advisor's decision, or anyone else but YOU.

Pick the choice that will make you feel the most fulfilled.

I don't think I am done growing nor done discovering my passions, but I now have a career that will allow me to incorporate many of these passions. I can continue to write, teach the business concepts I love, inspire students, wear my fun outfits, have a flexible schedule with summers off, and be in charge.

This journey should be fun, exciting, and also challenge you. If it isn't those things, change it up. Do your research and again, do this for you. Enjoy where you are at and look forward to what's in store. It's going to all work out in the end.

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21 Lies College Students Tell Their Parents

I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these.


Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!

1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."

Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.

2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."

Then hit play on Netflix.

3. "I think it might be food poisoning."

Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.

4. "No, I didn't just wake up."

It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.

5. "I need more money for laundry and food."

Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."

6. "I never skip class!"

When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.

7. "I studied all night for that test!"

If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.

8. "Everyone failed that test."

And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.

9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."

Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.

10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."

I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.

11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."

I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.

12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"

Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.

13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."

We all know grades come first, right?

14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"


15. "I make my bed regularly"

About as often as I clean the bathroom.

16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"

Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.

17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."

As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.

18. "I eat healthy!"

For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.

19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."

OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?

20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."

We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.

21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."

We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.

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