To Change or Not to Change Majors

Published on 11 February 2024 at 12:52

This has been a question that has haunted me since picking my college major in high school. As you might know, I am an Elementary Education major. There are days when I'm convinced that I made the right choice, and others when I question why I didn't major in a career that is less people related. I'm an introvert by nature, so having to go in an out of classrooms to fulfill my clinical hours really threw me off at first. I've questioned whether I'm good enough to be a teacher, who are some of the most important people in kids' lives, especially when they're small. Every time, I reach the same conclusion. I would love to be a teacher; I'm just freaking out because field work is new to me. I know that other students reach college and declare they are undecided. Still others change majors multiple times. Some simply do two years of community college and take some time to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their life. And that little phrase is the real problem. The rest of your life. It makes it sound like you'll be stuck doing the wrong thing for the rest of your life if you graduate with a degree that isn't uour perfect fit. It's scary to think about that way. And the reality is, it doesn't have to be like that. I would love to be a teacher, and if I had to do it until I'm 65 and retiring, I know I would enjoy. However, I have other personal projects I would like to work on as well. I love writing, so I hope to one day publish my books, or start my own fashion line. There's also the possibility of going back to school to become something else if I truly feel the need to. I think that the best thing to do is realize that you are never stuck. You never will be stuck. And you will learn as long as you're open to learning, regardless of the path you choose. 

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