Thank you for your response! Don't feel weird for talking to your grandma, lol. My grandparents were a major part of my upbrining when I was younger. They showed me the world and taught me to explore everything I was interested in! I have talked with my grandparents about school too and they told me to "study what I am interested in and enjoy." I've been torn between going to school to get a job that will pay the bills (Human Resources) and taking the chance and studying what I really want to study (English).Well I'm not in college yet, but next year I will be and I won't be going for a major to get a job (music major). In fact, I have literally NEVER looked at it that way. Just the other day I was talking with my grandma (lame I know :crazy and I was talking about how I wanted to be a composer, and she said, "for films" and I said nah, videogames. She said that there was probably more fun, and more lucrative. Which I think is true, but I never even thought about it being more lucrative....I'm just not that way I guess.
When I got into college at the age of 18, i followed the advice of an academic counselor. I have very little idea what I wanted to do. They did no personality tests or anything. At the time I was pretty interested in computers. the adviser pushed me to the business program - information systems. I took an intro class, it was a breeze, but not interesting what-so-ever. As I started taking business classes I would just dread going to them. I would sprinkle in an interesting class here and there - history, art, sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc. I went back and talked to her a year later and switched to HR, which I thought was more aligned with me.Are you studying your major because you love it or because it will guarantee you a good job?
I do basically the something! Work for 6 months to a year and then take a year off! Luckily I started saving money when I was 13 so I have enough to fall back on! It allows me time to get to know myself=P I think more people should do it!I was always focused on not working. I wanted to work for a few years and save up a bunch of money and then quit. I started college with a major in business, but after one business class, I decided that I needed to switch out. Science was always my thing in school since I was little, so I took up biology. This was great and all, but then I moved to NYC and took a year off of school. I decided that biology would not get me anywhere except into grad school to become a doctor or something, and that's not what I wanted to do. The medical field wasn't out completely though. I thought I hit gold when I thought of becoming a nurse, working for 5 years, make tons of money, then quit and go live in a treehouse in Montana or something. Or a boat, a personal boat, and travel the world. This was seriously my goal for a few months, but then nursing school started, and it was a struggle every day not to go buy a gun and stick it in my mouth. I hated my life. At first, I kept thinking it would get better, keep focusing on the outcome, the great money, the 3 or 4 days off a week and STILL making great money... but eventually the desire to end my life overcame my desire for a nice future, and I quit.
Now, finally, I've decided to go for sociology and just see what happens. I am done planning for my financial future and done planning my life, basically. I'm just following my heart and seeing where it takes me.