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College: exciting and damn confusing
Tuesday. 3.18.08 11:14 am
Okay. I'm afraid to come out and say this because it means that I will have officially made up my mind despite the fact that I want to keep all options open. My head says "I don't know" but my heart says otherwise.

I think I'm going to the UW. My parents and I had a talk to get some things out in the open. They said that if I wanted to continue jump roping I would have to finance it myself, which I am more than willing to do. They also said that I wouldn't have to live at home! At that point I think I was already convinced...and it got even better when I discovered that working on staff for The Daily, the UW student newspaper, is a paid position. Everything is falling into place almost too well, I'm nervously waiting for the one hitch to throw my plans awry.

Since the paper isn't technically a "class," as far as I know, I'm debating whether or not to major in Communications. Something like psychology would be fun. I just don't want to devote my tuition to some stupid BA degree just for journalism, which doesn't even pay well. It's lame, everything I have an interest in has zero career outlook.

I just finished e-mailing a few staffers from the Seattle Times, so hopefully they can give me a bit more insight....

I might sound really apprehensive, but beneath the uncertainty I'm sooo excited
Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

yes it's kinda weird to see your friends getting married and then having kids. some of my friends already had kids and they are my age. it's just ... how to say... time flies and i still remember the days of my younger days ... playing with these friends and the next blink they already got married. life is just so unbelievable.

money is not everything but everything is money. that's sooo the problem. unless i give up my life and exchange for a nun livelihood in some jungle. that sounds fun.

i think it's better to stay with parents so they could take care of ur lodging and food. haha. great to hear that ur work with the uni is a paid position.
» renaye on 2008-03-19 03:32:06

fully understood bout moving out coz i felt that way too. when i was abroad i made all decisions with my own head and i felt more independent but not since i came back. i guess i was just in my comfort zone... and so my family and i quarrel a lot because of different mind set.. but i seriously feel staying outside of the family really teach us a lot of things and this is something my family would never understand.
» renaye on 2008-03-19 03:47:44

Well it is scary especially when your parents want to decide it all for you and you don't exactly get to choose to go where you want because the person who're paying for it is your parents!

To get into university here, we have to either take grade 12 at local schools or to take pre-university courses in colleges. Tho some courses you can go straight in because they've foundation year.
» Nuttz on 2008-03-19 08:30:16

Psychology is only fun if you enjoy science so be wary of that.. Majoring in communications is a mixed bag, though. I'd ask ChloeFoxx about it ( I think she's in that field,) before you make a decision. I'm majoring in English ( minors in pre law and african american studies ).

I think you should major in whatever the hell you want as long as you take a few technical writing courses to keep your writing sharp if you want to pursue a career in journalism. You could be the next Andersoon Cooper!
» Dilated on 2008-03-19 12:25:23

That's really cool... I'm excited FOR you. Just do whatever makes you happy, as cliche as that sounds, but you wouldn't want to major in something that you don't like for 4+ years just so you can make a little bit more money, ya'know? Hah.. I should be taking my own advice...

And no matter what college you end up going to... DORM! Even if it's 10 minutes away from your house.. I made that mistake this year and I'm not getting that "full college experience" *sad*
» tiffany on 2008-03-19 12:30:41

Hmm. Good luck with money stuff, then. :P
» randomjunk on 2008-03-19 07:12:31

guess what

Also, I'd like to congratulate you for making up your mind. Congrats. :D

I'll see you in the big leagues!
» middaymoon on 2008-03-19 11:57:30

well that's life, all about making choices....
» elitevillain on 2008-03-20 07:03:17

I did psych for a year and then decided to study something else. You really cannothave a concrete idea of your career, best to be flexible then you will never be disappointed. Life is funny sometimes, and you end up doing something completely diferent but still happy. All the best! I'm sure you will go far ;) Journalism is a great path to aim for!
» von-nation on 2008-03-21 09:28:53

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