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Coming into college I had no idea what I wanted to do, I bounced around a bit but more and more I kept finding that I was unable to find something that really inspired me.

 

For you math majors out their I’ll break my sophomore year down in terms you may understand better:  (Aimlessness + Freedom) – (going to class / not studying) x depression binge watching shows and video games = academic probation

 

My problem was I didn’t care. 

 I was going to college to go to college, not to learn or grow as a person.  Going to a University like this right out of high school is strange, you’re still a teenager yet you are expected to look at a list of degrees and decide what you intend to do for the rest of your life, then you give them a couple thousand dollars for classes and hope you are right, but like teenagers in most real world situations, you are not.  

 

I picked advertising and public relations as my major to start with because I thought that I could make a lot of money, but that didn’t motivate me. I struggled to find my niche, which didn’t come until I found broadcasting.

 

Once I started doing something that I found joy in, my grades rose rapidly, I started taking electives that I had interest in, not just what I thought would be easy and still my grades rose.  If you are looking for motivation look to things like:

  • What you like doing?
  • What you like listening to?
  • What you find interesting?
  • The kind of people you like to be around?

 

Finding your passion is much easier said than done, and it can feel like the whole world is crashing down upon you especially when each semester costs upwards of ten grand and I can’t get a paycheck over four hundred bucks. 

 

My word of advice to those who worry about their future, their major, or their place in university, my advice is to stop and breathe.  You are so young and every year is going to feel shorter and longer at the same time so take a moment to be in the moment and connect with yourself, sit down, and think about what YOU want, not what you think is expected or what you think is “in” take a legitimate moment and think about what it is you want to be doing and in the immortal words of the late great Dusty Rhodes, “Get a dream, hold on to it, and shoot for the sky.”

Written by: William Simpson

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