When I was a senior in high school I had this crazy idea that I wanted to be a history teacher (not really crazy, but then again…not for me). I went into college as a history major with a concentration in American History. Don’t get me wrong, history is and always will be my favorite subject but after a year, I realized I didn’t want to pursue a career in it.
With changing your major comes major anxiety…especially when you have no idea what you want to do. I had always loved editing and making videos and decided to do something I love. Sophomore year came and switched my major to media studies and added a marketing minor 2nd semester.
I loved it so much, I still do. Media is so fun and cinematography is amazing. I enjoy it so much, however, my school isn’t really big on it. There are only 2 classes to do with the actual cinematography part and it’s not even the whole focus of the class. I felt as though I was seriously missing out on important things and it would limit me from different jobs.
Now, right after my 20th birthday I was thinking about my future. What did I really want to do with my life? Where did I want to be in 5, 10, 20 years? I realized it wouldn’t be in LA (where most cinematography jobs are…hello, Hollywood!) I want to stay on the east coast. I wanted a job that I could make something of myself. I want to be able to provide for my family while doing something that truly interests me.
So, two days ago I made the decision to go into law. Family law, to be exact.
I switched up my schedule last night and I’m just waiting to here back from a few people before it is official.
I’m really excited for this new journey in my life. I may be in college forever, but I think I FINALLY know what I want to do with my life.
And I’m really happy about it 🙂