It feels like – and certainly is – a decision that sits on everyone’s shoulders individually. Because at the end of the day, we are all in the driver’s seat of our own lives and have the liberty to take whatever path we want. As great and awesome as that is, it’s also incredibly daunting.
I’m very aware of all the opportunities we have at Denison and the resources available to us when we feel that we are struggling, but it’s our job as students to make it all happen.
I know I’m shining a bit of a negative light on our personal liberties, and that’s really not my intention.
All I’m trying to get at is that the un- known is terrifying, and I know I can’t be the only kid here that feels the same.
With each passing day I feel a decision deadline creeping up. I can’t help but get distracted in class over thoughts like, “is this what I want to do with my life?” and, “what classes should I look into taking next semester? What’ll make me look good on a resume?”
My mind is working at a pace focused on four years from now instead of just taking a minute to slow down, focus on and enjoy the present.
This is college, the best years of our lives! Right? I’m excited for what’s to come – trust me, I am – but can’t help feeling strung over an abyss until I have an answer to that goddamn question, “What’s your major?”
However, as stressful as this whole topic may seem, it’s important to re- member that what’s meant to be will be. I’m the type of person who wants to skip the practice and be good right away, which just isn’t the way of the world.
Hard work, patience and an open mind are the tools you need to take you far. With time I trust this whole major blur will work itself out, and soon me and other undecided students will be well on our way.