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Choosing Your Path


Saturday, March 16, 2013

It would be an understatement for me to say that spring break was amazing. Those 10 days of freedom were so needed after midterms. However, I did not have a “normal” spring break. I spent the time in Orlando, Fla., at a softball tournament. Now, before you say, “Ah, you’re so lucky, it must have been so hot!” I will tell you—it was not. The first couple of days were miserably cold with winds up to 25 miles per hour. Thankfully, it warmed up a little towards the end of the week and we were all able to get a tan—which I definitely needed!

While I had a great time in the sun and on the field with my teammates, I also realized some things. The top thing I recognized is how close I am to being done with school when I overheard a couple of freshmen players talking about how they didn’t know what major they wanted to choose. It got me thinking about my freshman year and the four times I changed majors within those two semesters—how confused I was about what I’m going to do in life. I told them it’s okay to be confused and it’s okay to not know. The reason you take core classes during your freshman and sophomore years is so that you can change your mind or figure out what you want to do. Some people know for years what major is right for them before they even enter college, and more power to them, but there’s no need to panic if you don’t know.

Young Harris College has a great mentoring program, and the advisors are great. They actually take the time to help you figure these kinds of things out. I came to YHC as a freshman wanting to be a high school history teacher but quickly realized I was not cut of for that career. After speaking with my advisors, I realized my strengths and weaknesses and the things I love doing. After many meetings, I finally know what path I am taking.

If you are like my teammates and have no clue what you want to do, do not be worried. You just have to live each day to the fullest and open your eyes to what you truly love doing. Paying attention in class will also help you pick up on the little topics that spark your interest. And most of all, talk to your advisors every once in a while. They do help a lot—and they want to help. Use the resources you are given and have fun with it.

Live the life you love.

Kali