HEY GUYS! I have a thought for the incoming Pioneers, or any other high school senior preparing for college.
I bet you can guess what it’s about!
You guessed it!
It IS about choosing a major!
In coming to school sure you’re overwhelmed with trying to find a way to pay for school, you’re worried about making sure you have everything to bring to school, and you might even be worried about meeting new people. Some of us aren’t as out going is the rest of you and the fear of isolation can get the best of us sometimes. But I think the one thing that is the hardest to deal with above almost all else is choosing a major.
I mean think about it! That can be a tough pill to swallow. You are not only choosing a set of classes to take, but choosing a major is the beginning of how you will choose to spend the rest of your life. This decision doesn’t just affect you in college. It doesn’t even just affect YOU! This decision affects your future spouse, kids, grandkids, and so on and so forth.
Wow…that’s insane to think about. That’s really hard to grasp. The idea that now you are starting to choose how to spend the rest of your life. It almost seems so surreal. We just got out of high school, and all the way up until this moment we experienced something different every year: new class rooms, new classes, new teachers, sometimes new schools, new people, new school supplies, new, new new new NEW NEW!! There’s summer break, winter break, days off, we could call in sick, we had no worries, and now we are about to make a decision that will, hopefully, be constant for years to come. How in the world can we make a decision like that?
So now that we understand how important this decision is, I think there is one more thing we have to understand as equally important, if not more important. That is simply taking your time. Don’t rush to make this decision! I have SO many friend who have NO idea what they want to do for the rest of their lives, and that’s perfectly fine because you have the rest of your lives to make that decision! So don’t hurry, pray about it, and make sure it’s something that makes you happy.
Choosing a major is not simple, so don’t try to shove it in a box. Take your time, enjoy yourself in college, and make memories that you will be happy spending the rest of your life remembering instead of thinking back to that time that you were stressed and unhappy. So make the best of the present, and try not to rush into the future. The future will come soon enough.