Now I’m in college guys, and what an exciting world it is to be in! There are so many different cultures and people from with different experiences. It’s a delight to sit down with a classmate and hear their story from time to time. A problem that constantly sits at the back of my mind is how college is huge bet. (Like I better get this assignment in before 11:59 pm/ I better get manage my schedule wisely or I’ll be overwhelmed this semester.)
What is interesting about college is that it’s not reserved to one age group. There are men and women here who are 70+ getting their bachelors and Master degrees. Women and men old enough to be my parents are my lab partners, which is amazing because they can always give their two cents on life and how it should be lived.
It is always nice to see people finally honing into their passions. My favorite college students are the music and theater majors. I enjoy how they have taken their special skill and decided to make a living out of it. They are the majors that usually answer, “Because I love it.” when I ask why they picked their major. I have talked to other majors- Account, Business and Marketing Majors- and their answers are sad in comparison. I get responses like “I heard they make a lot of money.” & “My [insert relative here] did it so that’s what I’m doing….” My following question is if it at least makes them happy and they dish out the response of “Who cares.” or “I can work through it.” Isn’t that heartbreaking? Yes, it is practical to work and want a financially stable future. However, is it worth replacing happiness with content?
Sometimes when I’m stuck in a rut- or just tried of the daily repetitive processes I go through- I have to ask myself what I’m working towards. Sure I have a job now and I’m getting my education but am I happy all the time? No. So I reevaluate, I plan, and I move forward.