Thursday, December 19, 2013

Now what?

hey, everyone! first off, Justin and I need to downsize our belongings (okay, mostly me). Like stat. I've listed a few things from my closet for sale. Check it out HERE, and please email me to negotiate prices. Cuz if it doesn't sell before the end of the month, it's gettin' donated!
Have you ever worked on something... Say, for three years... and you think that maybe you had taken the wrong path?

I have.

The past three and a half years I have been in college, I have been working on my Family Studies - Human Development emphasis major. It's a fascinating major, let me tell you that. I have taken so many awesome classes, some which I wish I could take again because it was so interesting!

But now,  I'm done... and what the heck am I going to do with this degree!? People that choose a Human Development major go into things like marriage and family therapy, counseling, research, become a child life specialist... Most of my classmates will be going on to grad school to do these things.

Me, on the other hand? NO DESIRE. Like I said, HD has been an awesome major. However.. I have no passion for it. At all. I've learned about the same theories, the same psychologists, and the same patterns of development over and over again. But guess what? I don't really care, and it totally bores me. I'm just not in love with it, you know? 

It's so scary, not knowing what the future will bring. After being a part of the blogging world, I slightly wish I would have studied marketing or communications or design, or even family and consumer science education.

All I know is that at the time I chose my major, it felt right. And I never felt the need to change it. Sure, I kind of wish I could change it, but obviously it's just a little too late now, so I know that I made the right choice and stuck with it. And who knows, maybe I would have hated another major, or maybe it would have been way too hard for me. I'll be honest, school wasn't easy for me. I definitely struggled through certain classes. I'm no summa or manga, but hey it could have been worse. It's just hard to put all my time and energy into something I'm not passionate about. But I made it through... and for me, that's pretty awesome.

Anyways, sorry so sad, I just wanted to spit it out. In the mean time, does anyone know of places in the Salt Lake Valley/Utah Valley area that are hiring? :)
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Ashley Wright said...

Okay girl, I totally feel you! I graduated in April with a degree in Child Development! It is one of my biggest regrets. I loved my major, the classes I took, and the girls I met... but now what?! I so wish I would have studied photography or graphic design or something that I could actually use while being a stay at home mom and maybe make some money on the side. You know?! Anyways, just know you're not alone! Good luck finding a job and Congratulations on your graduation!!!

Jenessa Phillips said...

I can definitely relate to this post, I graduated with a nursing degree and I did nursing for three years, despite anxiety attacks and hating my jobs. I've finally decided to take a break from it for awhile and I don't know if I'll ever go back. I regret that I didn't find something that I am passionate about, even though I know it is a great profession and something that will help me when I raise kids. I read a quote the other day that said you shouldn't ignore what your passions because they are what you are meant to do. Congrats on graduating!

tayler said...

Hey! I have a question for you! Do you sell regularly on storeenvy? How does it work? I've been looking into doing something like that, but I don't know anyone that does it, so I have no clue how it works haha! Any advice/info you have would be great!

Alli said...

I graduated last December with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and I felt the exact same way! I loved my classes and what I learned, but had no clue what to do with it. I've found though that it's just good to have a bachelors degree under you belt even if you aren't exactly sure what you're going to do with it. Good luck!

Alicia Hanley said...

I just started taking classes again (still not sure on what degree I'm getting), but I've always struggled with school, knowing that I'm investing my time and money into it and not sure what my passion is yet. But I know that schooling, no matter what it's in, is important. The knowledge you've gained will help you in some way, even if it's not in that particular field. And having a degree will at some point be a great example to your kids. Congrats!

Life with Amberly said...

I have loved my Family Studies major so far, but I understand what you're saying! I think at some point I will have a preschool in my home, but by the time I get my degree done, I'll probably have a family and be mostly a stay at home mom. I want to go on and do music therapy, but there aren't a lot of programs here in Utah for that yet, just USU and it's a bachelor degree :P I LOVE all of the classes I'm taking and I learn so much. I basically apply it to my family and my marriage and then I write about the things I'm learning on my blog. It's difficult though because the jobs you can use a Family Studies degree for without a masters aren't that high paying, but they're probably really rewarding :P

bashashhazbaz said...

i hope you find the thing that inspires YOU because when you do and can turn it into a job, then it won't seem like work and it will be fun that you get paid to do. meanwhile, if it felt right then the Big Man Upstairs obviously needed you in that spot. keep going on faith and it will turn out all right! thanks for sharing!

Abby said...

I can seriously relate to this... I enjoyed my college major, but I realized I was only interested in the content and have no desire to actually work in the field. Now I'm kind of confused and a bit of a wandering soul, trying to figure out what I actually want to do with my life. It's scary and yet exciting, because I think it will be worth the wait when I land on something I truly love and want to do! Reading your post definitely made me feel better, because it's nice to know I'm not the only one dealing with this type of life situation!

xo Always, Abby

mckenzie Sant said...

ooh so exciting that you are done with school! So jealous :) Good luck finding work though-best wishes. I feel the same way. Like holy cow, once I graduate what the heck am I gonna do? What if I don't wanna do that anymore??

Kelsey Hibbs said...

oh. my. gosh. we are in the EXACT same boat. I just graduate (as of today!) with my degree in English Language and everyone is always like oh, are you going to grad school? "no..." and then they're always like, "oh really?" kinda makes you wonder if you wasted your time. But I was just like you and school was HARD for me. So you should be proud because having a bachelor's degree from BYU is something to be proud of! And I'm with you. Jobless and don't have further interest in my field haha. But yay us! We're done! Congrats girl!

Kellie said...

It's a great mom degree! I'm sure once you have kids you will realize just how much it has helped you as a parent. :)

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