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Follow your heart, not your head

I wrote this as my commentary for the last issue of the B&M. As you are considering your potential majors, please keep my story in mind.

“Have you ever got advice from someone, yet, when the time came, you never took it? Do you wish now, looking back, that you followed their words of wisdom? Well, I fit into that category of regret, unfortunately. Ever since my sophomore year in college, I knew that something didn’t fit correctly. I wasn’t as happy about my major as everyone else seemed to be. I felt like there was something wrong, and I even brought the topic up to my dad. After hearing advice from my father that I desperately wanted to follow, I decided that it was best for me to just continue on as normal – change nothing was my decision. I pushed on, knowing that I was going to graduate a journalism major. I began to grow unhappy again this semester about my future path. I wanted to persue a major that I knew I’d love forever, and with journalism, it just didn’t seem like it was meant to be. After talking with my boyfriend and hearing that advice from my father replay over and over in my head, I decided that it was finally time to stop this daunting voice inside of my head and heart and just do it. 

Do what, you ask? Well, go into  the field of nursing. 

I have nothing against the journalism major and I think it is a very good and strong major. I realized, however, that at the (near) end of my college career, that it really wasn’t for me. I’m still going to graduate, but with a degree in English. I still have a true passion for writing, just not a passion for the broadcasting media, which half of my major involves. So, I might be in school for a little longer than I had planned. I may not be graduating with the job I had imagined. But I am following a dream I had tried to ignore, but can no longer stand to ignore it.

Thank you, Muskingum, for helping me find who I truly am.


2 Responses

  1. I am so glad you will be joining the nursing program and I look forward to seeing more of you. You are a wonderful and caring person and will be a great asset to the profession. I’m very happy your heart pointed you in this direction…

  2. An English major is a springboard to many careers, and never let it be said nursing isn’t one of them. More about what you can do with an English major: http://www.ForEnglishMajors.wordpress.com.

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