It’s Okay Not To Know What You Want To Do

It is okay to not know what you want to do when you enter college of any type. You can go in with an idea and get on a track, but you never know what might make you change your mind.

Find out what is driving you to do what you say to want to do. I worded it that way because what you say you want to do and what you want to do are two completely different things for some people.
Only you know what you want and it is up to you to decide whether or not you want to pursue it.

I know from experience that there are people who switch majors that are completely different than what they began studying. Neuroscience to English. English to Math. Psychology to Literature. X to Y… and so on.

It may or may not happen to you, but remember to keep your options open. You never know for sure what could be your college path.

Here is a list of majors that I considered (not in a particular order):

  • Linguistics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • History
  • Statistics
  • Pathology
  • Physics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Food Science
  • Probably something I’m missing

Here is a list of careers I thought of (again, no particular order):

  • Pathologists
  • General Practitioner
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Chef
  • Food Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Statistician
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Again missing some stuff I’m sure

To summarize, it’s okay not to know exactly what you want to do just yet. If you have something in mind and want to stick with it then go for it. If you are doing something for the sake of someone else then go for it and know it’s okay to switch to something you want to do if someone else’s goals for you are not your own.

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