February 05, 2015

...whether I'm doing this college thing right. Lately I've been wondering about it because I really do not enjoy most of my classes. I feel bad complaining about them so much. Because I chose my major, right? This was my choice. I knew the recreation management program was in the business school, and I knew the business school was difficult. What I guess I didn't realize was that I would be taking twelve really difficult (for me, don't even give me any it's not that hard stuff, because it is for me) business classes and only nine rec management classes, not to mention tons of other general classes I don't particularly enjoy either.

So did I choose everything wrong? Wrong major, wrong generals? Surely I shouldn't dislike this many of the classes I've taken, this much. 

Then I try to think, if I did choose all the wrong things, what should I have chosen instead? I thought about being an English major once, but I didn't quite have the passion for it. I think I could have tried journalism. Deep down I wish I would have stuck with art, it was always my favorite. I don't think any of those majors would have been one hundred percent enjoyable and totally easy all the time, but sometimes I just like to wonder about how things would be if they weren't how they are.

I also think it would help if I had a clear career goal. Then I could tell myself, these classes are miserable but once you get through them all you can ____! There are some careers that really interest me, but I don't have any set plan I'm working towards. Right now the biggest perk to finishing my degree is that I won't have homework anymore and I can stop wearing a heavy backpack everyday.

I do know why I chose this major. I want to work with non-profits, or in event planning, or with a recreational organization. And I know that some of my rec management classes have been so good they almost make up for a few of the awful business classes. I even know that I will use some of what I'm learning in my business classes in the future. But I won't use twelve classes worth, so that's where I start to feel like I'm wasting my time.

Let's be honest, I'm taking a beginning piano class this semester and that's probably the one I'll use the very most for the rest of my life.

I'm trying really hard to graduate by December. After that, who knows what I'll do or how much I'll use my degree. Safe to say I probably won't be working in a supply chain position, but of course that is the midterm I need to take today.

^^^ This was printed on the back of our Sacrament Meeting program in church last Sunday. I e-mailed them all the information, but they came up with the graph idea all on their own. Pretty sure it's technically a diagram.. But creative, either way!


sydni said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

honestly, i feel like if you are stopping to take a good look at things, you are probably doing things right! it means you are being thoughtful and intentional.

good luck with school & finding the right post-college job for you :)

Denise said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just wait....the Lord always knows what He's doing. You NEVER know what you will or won't need in 5, 10, or even 30 years from now. Make the most of it....and always keep thinking and being intentional, like Sydni said! You never know what help Stefan will need in a business he MAY start up, or just that you can even remotely understand what he is doing. Or maybe a child will need something...or a friend....or
There are SOOO many ifs.....and so much the God knows that we just don't (yet). But I would have to agree with you....beginning piano you will use FOREVER after. My advisor advised me to take one while at BYU. I thought I was too busy. Now I WISH I would have!
A lot of ramblings from Hot Diggity Demers! You KNOW I love you! Always!

LauraP said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wish I could take a piano class! That sounds so fun. I tried so many different majors it was ridiculous (and also why I was in college for 6 long years) I tried my hand at business and after accounting and Econ I decided I wasn't cut out to be a business major. And just because you don't have a degree in something, doesn't mean you can't still do that thing for a "living" or for fun even. I've thought about opening a baby shop for years but my degree is in child development and family studies. I couldn't do business, but it doesn't mean I can't be a business owner one day (I will probably just need lots of help from my husband who is a business major!)

ERIN said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's such a good point! Sometimes life seems so hard and overwhelming, but even just stepping back to evaluate it all really helps.

ERIN said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

And you know I love reading your ramblings! haha. Seriously though, why don't I just remember to call you when I have days like this? You always have the best advice! You're a wise, wise, lady.

ERIN said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amen! I'm awful at all these business classes and probably won't ever be a "business woman." But I know I'll be happy to have a degree, and then who knows what I'll do! All I know is that if you ever start that baby shop someday I'll be a loyal customer :)

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