Changing majors and associated stress.

I recently decided that music wasn’t the major for me. I’ve been trying it for two years, and although I dearly love playing, it’s not a field that really appeals to me as a career. To that end, I’ve been exploring some new majors; currently, I’ve made appointments with a couple different major advisors to get a rough idea of where I want to be. I am going to get a music minor even so, though; I’m only about two classes away from it.

Computer Science certainly seems interesting. I’ve always had something of an affinity for computers, and working with them as a job just seems like it would fit me very well.

The other major option that’s really appealing to me at the moment is Political Science. I took a course in international relations last spring, and really loved it. Apparently not too many people appreciate courses like that, so I figure if I do, it might be a good choice for me. I’m planning to go in later this week and talk to the advisor in that department.

The last major I really have been considering is Media Arts. It’s not really high on my radar, but I do have an interest in video editing and post-production – if you’ve seen some of the videosthat I’ve done, you can see that I’ve been taking some time and trying to really hone my editing skills. That aside, I really don’t think that this is where I want to be – it’s more of a hobby than a prospective career, to be honest.

It’s really a tough decision to make – something that affects my life as much as this does – especially when I’m honestly not sure where I’m going to end up in the next couple of years. If I could, I’d take another semester to take a bunch of introductory-level classes in three or four different majors, and judge from that where I want to be – but I’ve already been in college for two years. I don’t know if I can really afford that kind of time. I just wish I knew for sure what I wanted to do with my life.

It’s interesting, actually. Looking back, talking to so many of my friends from high school, it’s like they all know what they want to do. My good friend Matt has had a life plan for a good long while, for example. (Shamelessly linking, but hey…) I, on the other hand, really don’t know where I’m going with anything. I’m just kind of muddling my way through college, figuring that eventually something will come up that really, truly intrigues me. So far, I haven’t seen it – but hopefully, one day soon, I will.

I’ll try to keep this blog a bit more up-to-date rather than the whole “3-year hiatus” thing I did last time I tried this, too. Wish me luck.

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