Hey guys! Welcome back. I am a master at changing majors. I have done it more times than I can count. I have struggled and gone back and forth so many times. The thing is, every time I change my major I feel bad. I feel like I shouldn’t change my major. But it’s my life. Why should I feel bad about how many times it has taken me? Why should anyone. This is the rest of your life. If you aren’t where you need or want to be, you are allowed to change your mind. So here are a few reasons why it is absolutely acceptable to change your major; no matter how many times you have done it before.
The first is the most obvious. If you are unhappy. If you don’t feel satisfied or you don’t think you will be satisfied in your later career, you should find something that will bring you satisfaction. Don’t stick with something if you aren’t 100% satisfied with it. It will only bring you misery and hardships. Find what will make you happy and pursue that. I promise it is never too late. You will be glad you did later on.
Another is if you are struggling academically. This is a big one for me right now. I don’t mean if you have work and don’t do it and then fail your classes. Well maybe even that. But if you are trying and aren’t doing well, it may be best to consider something else. If your grades aren’t where they should be or where you desire them to be, explore other options. Keep looking for something that is more natural for you.
One reason that is acceptable that most people don’t think about is if you aren’t interested anymore or were never interested at all. It isn’t realistic to expect to be stoked for every single class every single day, but there should be some degree of interest and excitement. You should look forward to the work you are given. If not, it’s okay to move on and find something you are interested in.
This is another reason I have to change my major. I ignored my true calling. It sucks because I let the people around me make me feel as though having a degree in writing would be a waste. Truthfully, it is my calling. It is the thing I am the most good at and the most natural at. I should have been doing this from the beginning, but I let myself be convinced that it wasn’t a good idea and I forced myself into something else.
If you find something that fits you better than what you are doing, pursue that. It is okay (especially in college) to change your mind. It is possible to find something that you are better at or that you find more interesting. College is all about exploring and growing. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new.
Sometimes your instinct will tell you to switch it up. Don’t ignore it. Go with your gut. If you feel like something is wrong, change it up. Instinct is a good thing to follow. If you didn’t take the time to explore your options your instinct might tell you that you chose the wrong thing. Sometimes your instinct to change is from fear or stress, but sometimes (especially with a few of these others) it is calling for a complete major change.
One last acceptable reason is simply you want to. If you feel like you want to do something else, don’t be afraid. Not everything in life needs an explanation. You are not required to justify your decisions to anyone. You don’t need to justify your life to anyone. Just live it. “I just want to” is a completely valid reason for changing your major.
There are probably plenty of other reasons to change your major. These are just the ones that I could think of. I have experienced a few of them myself. Don’t be afraid to do something else. This is your life and it’s one of the most important decisions you have to make. Don’t take it lightly. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. It’s worth finding out for yourself.
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