Hello Dear Reader and Happy May!
I hope the sun is shining and the world is absolutely bright wherever you are!
Fun fact about me: I graduated college about 4 months ago.
My college experience was a unique one as I started in my mid-teens and ended a year earlier than normal. Now that I am out of college and living in my “adult” life, I feel soo relieved to not have school on my back. There were so many moments when I wanted to quit college especially when I was pursing my bachelor’s degree.
When I was pursuing my first degree, I was so gung-ho about my academics and graduated with a 3.7 GPA. Somewhere in between my associate’s and bachelor’s degree, school stopped being fun. I wanted to quit to pursue my real passion: Dancing and living a life engrossed in the arts. Literally after each tear jerking programming assignment, I would be an emotional wreck. I was in a major I did not want to deal with any longer and I had zero passion for academics which was frustrating. I felt like I wasn’t trying hard enough. I didn’t feel good enough intellectually. I simply wanted college to be over with.
Since graduating, I reflect on my college years with mixed emotions. I’m happy I pushed through yet I feel my uni years were mediocre. I look back and see a girl that was academically burnt out ( I was in college for about 6 years total non-stop).
Right now, I don’t know entirely if college was worth it, but I am grateful. I would not have been able to land the position I work today. I think that if you want to join corporate America, school is a necessary evil you must face, but if you desire to run your own business or choose a path that doesn’t require a degree by all means go for it!
I do know one thing for certain about my experience, I chose my major out of fear and not because I adored the subject. I am naturally gifted with computers, but I am not passionate about them. If you make decisions out of fear, you’ll end up with regrets and living a life that goes against what your heart truly desires.
Going forward, I am resolving to learn the field my degree is in and to put the skills I develop in my belt as another key to advance myself. However, the next time I am presented with a choice, I will follow my heart 100%!
What was your college experience? If you’re still in college, what are you thoughts about it? Let me know in the comments below and on my social media pages!