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Help me decide! Please, my brain is starting to hurt!

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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I am going to college this fall and the school is wanting me to pick a major before then. I have absolutely no clue what to do. I'm going to talk to one of the councelors but even still I want to have some idea of what I would like to do. I know no one can make the decision for me but a lot of the women on here work and I thought maybe you guys would have some insight.

I love bookwork/schoolwork. My highest grades were always in English, History, and Arts in High School. I suck at math. Plain and simple. I don't have the brain for it. I'm about the same with science except it's more I don't like it than I can't do it. But I REALLY don't like it. I love phylosophy and religious studies but I can't see that turning into a career. I also love psychology and sociology but always get thrown when the classes move into the science part of it (I took both as electives in High School.) I'm good at organizing and budgeting but don't have very good people skills. I worked in my high school library and absolutely LOVED that job. But once again, I'm not sure if it's really something I could turn into a career? I've also done quite a bit of creative writing and some journalism but I lost my "muses" pretty easily. I'm not sure I could be consistent in it. I have spent so many hours on the internet trying to decide what I want to do and simply can't decide! My brain might be deep frying right now, I'm not sure. I know I cannot look at another Google suggestion without it exploding, though. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? Hopefully someone who has been through this can offer some insight. I'm completely lost.

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sweetsablink
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Anyone?

MomofBoys838
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:25 PM

It really is important to decide what you want to do as soon as you know....even though it seems really early for the college to want you to do it.  It sounds like you might want to study library science.  You might want to become a school librarian, who are now called Media Specialists. 

It sounds like you know yourself pretty well...there are some websites that do career testing, based on you answering questions about your interests, etc.  If you don't want to do that, then maybe start randomly typing in career choices, and reading about them.  Maybe find a list of many types of careers, then use that as a reference.

Bottom line....you want to do something that will make you excited to wake up to each day.  It will be more than just a career....you will never feel like it's work.  It will make you say "I can't believe I do this and get paid for it!!"  Good luck!

ladybugMarie

UnFFnStoppable4
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM
I'm studying law and I have to take algebra and science. They are considered GenEd classes and they are required at my school. I guess it depends on where you go, but you might have to take then regardless of what major you choose.
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sweetsablink
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:31 PM


I know I'm probably going to have to take them but once I get out of school I don't want a career that focuses on them, if that makes sense?

Quoting UnFFnStoppable4:

I'm studying law and I have to take algebra and science. They are considered GenEd classes and they are required at my school. I guess it depends on where you go, but you might have to take then regardless of what major you choose.



brittany208
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:33 PM

you have the same strengths as me and I went to school to be a teacher.

but you really should pick a major BEFORE you pick a school... not the other way around :)

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