Welcome back to my blog everyone! It’s been a while. With all of these new changes in my life, I figured I better give everyone an update!
Not only did I make a major (huge) change, I made a literal major change. Last week I decided something needed to change and this past week I went in and changed my program of study. I left Family and Consumer Sciences behind and am now pursuing something new! I have decided to study Child, Adult, Family Services with the child option.
This semester did not start off strong. I was not happy and knew that a change needed to be made. I have always considered this major and even had made it my minor before. After a lot of thought and consideration, I knew it was the change I needed to make. Just a disclaimer, I love Family and Consumer Sciences still and Iowa State’s program is great, I just find myself a better fit somewhere else.
Since changing it, I have already felt so much happier. I have also felt feelings of excitement. I am looking forward to the new opportunities that will come with this. I am also very excited about the many options I will have after graduating! For those that are not familiar with the program, this program has a lot to offer. After graduation, there are many paths available to take. Now those who know me, know that I am the most indecisive person there is BUT I do love that I will have options.
Now I know that changing your major at the end of your junior year is probably not the best time to change your major, but I guess it was better than graduating and then deciding on something totally different. Surprisingly this change will not be holding me back much. I will still be able to walk at the same time as I was already planning on. Although, I will have to be here just a couple of months longer than planned. I will have to do an internship after the end of classes next year. I was surprised but also very happy when I realized that I would not be stuck in college for a lot longer time. Shoutout to my roommate Chandra who helped me figure out my life for me. With her organizational skills and expertise on this major (it’s also her major), she was able to put together a new plan of study for me and pieced it together perfectly! This transition has been so much easier with her support and help!
This new change has been such a positive thing for me. I have learned more about myself and have learned that your happiness is the most important. I was not convinced, at first, that I should do this because I thought I would feel like a failure by leaving something without finishing. I am happy to admit that I was wrong. I realized that the only way I would have been a failure is if I would have ignored my feelings. I would have been failing myself to ignore my own wants and happiness. Change can be scary but sometimes it is exactly what you need!