Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Did you use your college degree?

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.


Julia said...

three and a half weeks later he proposed????? wow!!! good for you for going back to school though!!! let us know how it goes!

Gina said...

It seems like we are such babies when we are supposed to make that important life decision. Good luck with going back to school.

Susan DiMickele said...

It takes so much guts to go back to school! My husband is doing the same thing (not related to anything he majored in). so, you have to tell me what you are studying?

And, given your blogging, I'm sure the English served a purpose.

Who the heck knows what they want to be at 18?

Sarah said...

Good for you for going back!! I took a year off after my 4th year of college and I just sucked it up and went right back because I knew myself and knew I would always find excuses not to go back. Best of luck to you!!!

Amanda said...

Susan, I'm studying dental hygiene, or will be. I'm doing my last two prerequisite classes now and getting my application ready to turn in. What is your husband studying?

Beana said...

Wow, we do have a ton in common! I don't work in fitness, but I'm a running addict! What are you going to school for now? I look forward to following your blog :)

Anonymous said...

KUDOS to you going back!! I really admire moms and das going back after kids. It's hard enough getting through college before kids :-) You should feel very proud of yourself and that is perfectly OK to do! :-)

MammaKerr said...

Sometimes life just gets in the way of our education, eh? As you know, I was the same, leaving my studies to have my gorgeous twins. It's hard going back to study. It needs discipline, time management and the love and support of family and friends.

Good luck with your studies! I look forward to reading more of your progress here on your lovely blog!


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