Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Last week was overwhelming. I have never taken six college classes at the same time and getting them all straight is taking some getting used to. I don't even feel like I had a break from summer semester and here we are already into fall. Being the first week, the conversation turned to majors and careers. Yes, I am a English major but no, I don't know what I want to do. Sometimes I feel as if college is more about careers than an education. I was talking to one of my professors today and I asked him about his schooling and where he received his degrees and he told me but followed it up with, "but, that's not where I got my education." It was interesting to hear from someone teaching at a University but at the same time I knew that what he was saying was true. It was something that I needed to hear. I am a lover of books and I am grateful to say that I have been educated by what the written world has offered and by the life experiences that I have gone through. I am glad that I was reminded of that today because why I may not know just what it is I am meant to do with my life, I do know that I chose my education. That being said, a career isn't everything but I'm not naive enough to think it means nothing. What do I do?