Mon 6 Jun 2011
When I first came to Messiah I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life or what type of career I wanted to pursue. But, I was scared to come into college as Undecided because then everyone else around me would also know that I had no idea what I was doing with my life. So I decided to enter college as an English major, even though I knew that I was not passionate about English. Throughout my first semester I started to panic because I was working towards meeting the requirements for a major that I no longer wanted. My main problem was not that I did not love English, but that I had no clue as to what I really was passionate about.
Then, as I spent time learning in my First Year Seminar class called What Little Girls Are Made Of, I began to realize that I was and currently am extremely interested in women’s studies and gender issues. I realized that these topics fall under a Human Development and Family Sciences major so I took the class Foundations of Marriage and Family my second semester. After taking this class I decided to officially switch my major from English to HDFS because I was so in love with all the topics covered in the course. I still don’t know what I want to do with my life… but I feel like I’ve at least taken a step in the right direction.