All the decisions you have to make once you are out of high school can be stressful. From deciding if you want to go to college, where you want to go, what you want to do, and things like that, becoming an adult can be difficult. It took me two years to figure out what I want to do. So I would like to dedicate this particular post to all college students, future and present, that are struggling with some of the decisions they have to make.
So let’s start with where to go. If you have several options picking one can be difficult. But it’s the first step to success in the academic world outside of high school. It’s the first major decision you make on your own, and an important one. Where you decide to go can make or break your college experience. I 100% regret transferring schools. But I can’t go back and change that. So my first piece of advice is go with your gut. If you feel like you belong somewhere, follow your heart no matter the cost.
Now that you know where you want to go, it’s time to choose what you want to do. Choosing a major is also one of the most difficult, yet most important decisions you will ever make. Luckily you have roughly a year once you start college to fully commit. And even then people (like me) change their major several times over. It’s a good idea to start thinking about your options and the possibilities as soon as you can. Of course you can always change your mind, but make sure you have two or three ideas in mind.
Sometimes the major you choose can lead you down several different paths career wise. Choosing a career can be taxing, for if you choose the wrong one you may find yourself stuck in a job or profession you don’t want. At least for the time being. So when choosing a major, make sure you know exactly what kind of job you want to get out of that. That will be extremely helpful in the long run.
Being an adult is difficult. Especially when it comes to college and all the decisions that come with it. There are so many things that have to be considered. I advise finding some guidance. Talk to someone who has been there and can help you find your best fit. And don’t stress too much and give up. Done right, college can be the absolute best time of your life.
Thank you so much for reading this! I hope you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to like this and follow if you’re not already. Please comment below some of your experiences (good and bad) of college and making some of these decisions. And I will see you next time.