So, it’s official! After several hectic weeks, I’ve finally switched majors! I know the last time I wrote about it, I was just going to double major in Theater and English, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that my passion is writing. Though theater still tugs at my heart (and I’m still going to go to auditions at Temple), I feel like writing is a better path for me.
I know it may sound weird, but hey. These things happen. And everyone says that your sophomore year is the best time to have a mid-college career crisis. Last semester I took a writing course for fun. Nothing serious, I wrote a lot in high school and enjoyed it so I figured why not? The class was really interesting and this semester, I’m taking a class that I guess could be considered a step-up, or more serious about writing than last semester. It’s with the same professor and she’s awesome. And the more I write, the more I feel like this is what I should be doing with my life.
And then I’m also thinking about sharing my love of writing with others! I never thought too much about being a teacher, but when I think about writing and how much it helped me to open up when I was younger, I think: “What if i could help someone else open up by encouraging them and making them enjoy writing like my teachers did?” Sounds prophetic, but I’m seriously contemplating it.
So I’ll major in English, with a Concentration in Creative Writing. Then while I’m doing that, I could get a teacher’s certificate. I know there’s some type of program through Temple’s College of Education, where I can still be an English major, without having to declare a double with them. Guess I’ll be calling my advisor sometime very soon.
Some of my theater friends that I’ve told, well… all of them actually, have given me that shocked look like, “No! You can’t!” And it makes me feel bad. I’m definitely dreading telling the rest of them, plus inevitably explaining it to theater teachers I’ve worked with. But I have to do what’s best for me.
In any event, my major is officially changed! And I feel good about it. I feel a little relieved, and like this is really what I’m supposed to be doing. Though the theater still calls me, writing is definitely holding my attention more. That, and the idea of sharing my love for writing with others, is a reason I changed majors. I don’t know, I guess it just makes sense in my head.
Till next time!