I thought I had it all figured out when I started college, I was in the Psychology progam and THAT is what I wanted to do, starting with a two year AA degree, that I could continue at a bigger school, but now that I look at the numbers, so many years of school at expensive University, to be stuck with mountains of student loans at the end (I've managed for two semesters with NO loans, and I really really hope to continue that way so it's either spend 8 - 10 more years in school with loans, or double that while working enough to pay my way, yuck) in a field that I love... but don't know that I want to spend the rest of my life in. I have no interest in Psychiatry, was thinking about counselling... but to work in schools you also need a teaching degree, hello more school. Not to mention a HORRIBLE prof really ruined psychology for me but that's a different rant entirely.
Okay, no big deal, I just need to sit down and think about it right? And as I was thinking and looking at programs something really stuck out to me. My school offers a Social Services Program, two years including work experience to be put into an entry level position in the Social Services, and continue education as you see fit. That DOES sound interesting, but how am I to know there will be a job for me at the other end? If it's something I really want to stick with?
I'm also wanting to take some business management classes... I intent to get my coaching certification (working on my instructor of beginners certification this year, actually) and thought 'well, business is handy either way, it'll definitely help me run a business of my own' but in bringing it up to my friends I get the eyeroll and the 'well you know that's a very competitive program'.
... Yes I do, and I'm sorry you don't think I can handle it?
But hey, their opinion doesn't matter, does it?
AND SO. I have determined that I need to take the summer off and decide what exactly I want to do, transfer into a general arts program for the time being so I don't have the clock ticking on this stupid Psychology thing and talk to a counsellor. But for now I'm just ranting a little bit because school is stressful. Remind me why I decided to go to college in the first place?