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An Announcement!

Hey guys! How’s your Wednesday going so far? Mine has been fantastic-o!

I totally buckled down today and knocked out everything on my to-do list from this morning (and may have watched all of those shows… sorry TV diet.) But hey, you can’t win em all, right?

Anyways, I know it’s supposed to be “What I Ate Wednesday,” but I kinda ignored my camera from… oh, I don’t know, noon til seven? Which is when I did most of my eating? Whoopsieees. So, this week I’m changing it to…

 

What I Want to Do with My Life Wednesday (:

If you’ve read my About Me section, you might know that I’m currently bouncing back and forth between three majors – psychology, nutrition, and, most recently, early childhood education.

This weekend, something… clicked. I don’t know what made it feel so right, but I realized that I think I know what I want to focus on and really do with my life.

But how about I give the story first? Sounds good (:

So, in addition to my job where I teach gymnastics classes, I also recently started working birthday parties, and this weekend I worked one with a couple other girls, and there were some kids at the party who were like, four years old and younger.

Anyways, the party was a blast – as always – and while we were cleaning up, one of the girls said to me, “Sam, you were so good with the little kids. I don’t know how you do that.”

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Not an outlandish statement, I guess. I did kinda stick with the smaller ones because I think I gravitate towards them typically, but I hardly noticed it. But for some reason, this statement really hit me. At the time, I just smiled and said thank you, because the girl who said it is one of my close work friends, but I couldn’t shake the feeling all night.

Now, my Senior Search – the senior project to be completed at the beginning of May – was to help out in my friend’s mom’s preschool classroom, but I just picked it because I knew I liked kids, not necessarily because I wanted to work with them.

But that situation has kinda changed.

After my friend said that to me Saturday, I was really thinking about it on the way home. And for the first time, I felt like I wouldn’t be making any compromises in terms of my happiness. I wouldn’t have to give anything that I think is important for my happiness. It was, truthfully, incredibly liberating and exciting.

So essentially, I’ll be changing my major to early childhood education so that I can work towards becoming a preschool teacher. Honestly, having such a clear picture of this makes me feel so fantastic. I know people say that you’ll change your major a ton of times, but I feel so tied to this, and it’s something that I feel I’ve always kind of known I love.

I’ll be posting more on this, but I just wanted to share the news because it’s seriously one of the most exciting things to happen to my week!

Did you change your major? What was/is it?

Have a great night & good morning!

Samantha

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