This week's Working Mom Wednesday questions are...
#1. What was your college major and did you end up working in that career?
#2. If you owned your own company, what benefits would you offer?
When I started college at 18, I had no clue what I really wanted to do with my life. I started out as an elementary education major, but my first education class made me realize it wasn't for me. So I changed to psychology, planning to go into child psychology...then a friend convinced me that I get so personally involved in stuff that I would be seeing a psychologist myself if I worked with kids who had been abused or had gone through terrible tragedies.
Finally I decided to be an English major...why? Because it was my favorite subject in school. Did I want to teach? Not really. People would ask what I planned to do, and I replied, "I don't know, but I'm an English major." I thought about double majoring in English and journalism, but decided against it. (Long story...a guy in that program was in some of my other classes and hit on me all the time...he was so sleezy and I would have had to work with him every day...ugh.)
So what did I do? The day of my last final of my sophomore year, I went on my first date with my husband...three and a half weeks later he proposed, and I quit college. So I never finished my degree, and this past January I started back 10 years after I quit. I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up, even though I kind of took the long way around - and has absolutely nothing to do with what I first majored in.