Don’t drown, jump ship into new major

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Asja Jordan, [email protected]

Most of us, at some point in our college careers, asked ourselves questions like: “Am I on the right path?”, “Am I wasting my time?”, “Could there be more to the college experience?” etc.
If you haven’t asked any of those questions you’re probably just going through the motions. Or just trying to “get that piece of paper.”
I wouldn’t be writing this article if I didn’t change my major. Actually, there is a lot that I wouldn’t have done if I didn’t make that change. If you’re thinking about changing your major, do it.
Changing your major to something you’re actually interested in would make your hard work rewarding, because you actually enjoy doing it.
Don’t fear all your hard work will be poured down the drain or that you’ll be disappointing your parents.
Know that your parents’ dreams are their dreams- not yours. You are not meant to live your life according to anyone else’s dream but your own.
When we pursue what we are most passionate about, we fill our lives with a sense of purpose and meaning. College is a decent chunk of our lives.
A lot of people want to rush through college just to receive their diploma. While the degree is very important, it does not define you.
What defines us as students and as people are our interests, passions and ultimately what we choose to pursue. College is a time to explore. It’s a time to take risks. It’s a time to take a chance with change.
I jumped the gun my junior year. Having been a kinesiology major, I decided to change to communication.
This was a very hard decision, but one needed for a while.
Since the change, I have been more likely to take chances and opportunities. I have gone outside of my comfort zone. I’ve developed and discovered a deeper sense of purpose.
If you haven’t gotten my point, here it is. Listen to that internal pull. Ask yourself those questions stated at the beginning of this article. You’ll start to discover what you are capable of and who you truly are.
Any change, big or small, has the power to show you your true potential. You just have to be willing to take the risk. Fear is there for a reason, to push you into your true purpose.
Jump the gun. Take the chance. If it sets you back a year or two, that’s really nothing in the grand scheme of things. It’s better to pursue what you are passionate about and have that “piece of paper” actually mean something.