So college is great and all because you get all these options, right? Well it’s difficult in that aspect too, because what if you don’t know what to pick? Today in FYE, (First Year Experience) we had a panel of seniors come in and talk to us about “What they wish they knew when they were freshman.” I actually found it really helpful. Granted, they all tend to say the same things, but that just means those things really do make a college experience great. They spoke about things like: getting involved, study abroad, having a social life, going to class, being a part of Greek life (if you want) and basically taking advantage of this amazing school.
Although this 50 minute class was helpful, it also scared me. I’m not afraid to admit that I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way, but it kind of feels like I’m the only one who is honest about it. I feel like everyone already has their double majors and 3 minors and concentrations picked out and they already have internships and job interviews and I’m like, slow down! Technically, I am a history major. People ask, “what do you want to do with that?” I frown and say, “I have no idea, I just like history…” Frankly, it makes me sad, because I really do want to have an idea of what the rest of my life will look like. I wish there was a test I could take and it would tell me what my major should be.
I suppose the whole point in writing this is to vent my feelings about being truly undecided. I feel a little bothered by the fact that I don’t have one thing that I am truly passionate about, I’m just a generally passive person. I also do understand that I am only a first semester freshman, and I don’t “have” to know yet. But I’m just excited for my academic future to be really interesting, focusing on something I really love.
If you’re undecided, about anything, it’s okay. I invite you to come on a journey with me where I try to find my place in this world. I’m excited to meet my advisor and start planning the rest of my college career here at UD. I’m even more excited that I get to document it here on my blog, so one day I can come back and really remember my college experience!