While I am only 18, I am in the process of deciding what I want to do for the next 50 years of my life–what?!
I have probably changed my mind about potential majors at least 20 times in the past 2 years of high school. I have varied from journalism, human resource management, business administration, accounting, finance, to psychology and so many others I can’t even begin to list them all because I’ve forgotten so many. Regardless, today I (once again) came across a major/career that really stood out. Struck a chord in my heart, even. And that field is public relations. Perhaps I will change my mind again, but my fingers are crossed that PR will be what I actually end up majoring in. PR combines my two true loves, too (journalism and business). I’m definitely not someone who wants to sit in a cubicle all day, I absolutely adore writing, I’m fond of the business world, and I love being around people and planning and organizing different things. What a great fit, right?
Sometimes it can be so difficult deciding on things in the future. Especially when, right now, the future seems so far off. Fortunately, I know that I have an amazing God who, if I allow him to, lead me wherever I’m meant to go. For now, I am simply being my normal self and keeping an open mind to any and all majors and really just trying to discover myself and what I like to do best. I guess it’s not exactly a bad thing that there are so many things I’d love to do, at least that means I’m good at something!
What I am sure of, however, is that I want to choose a major that will lead me to a job that I simply adore and love. I know it’s a bit premature and perhaps unrealistic to even utter such a thing, but I want to be able to love going to work and actually enjoy what I do. I don’t want to be stuck cooped up in an office for eight hours a day moping around. After all, a teacher recently gave me some pretty awesome advice. She said, “Never settle for a job that you don’t love”. I plan on doing just that. So perhaps public relations really is the right career for me, but who knows? Only time will tell.