Friday, November 4, 2011
Hope your weekend is great! I will be workin' and studyin'! Only four more weeks of the quarter...that thought excites me, but stresses me out as well.
As graduation becomes closer everyday, part of me wonders if I chose the right path. Don't get me wrong, I love psychology. I have always been fascinated by the behaviors and thoughts of others. I also want my career to be one in which I have a positive impact on individuals and my community. But as graduation becomes increasingly tangible, I become more and more doubtful of the choice I have made. Why didn't I take a risk by going to culinary school, or pursuing something more creative?
I feel so fortunate to have been born with so many resources and opportunities. Being able to go to college is something few people are able to do, and I feel so lucky to have received such an amazing education. But I have been a student my whole life, and am scared to no longer carrying that title.
Part of me wants to go to graduate school, but I'm not sure if it is because I truly want to, or because I feel like I have to. I'm afraid a bachelors degree in psychology might not carry much weight in this job market. The thought of another two years of graduate school is both comforting and head-ache inducing. Comforting in the fact that I will still be a student and able to get a good job, and head-ache inducing in that I'm feeling a worn out. Then of course there is the cost factor of furthering my education.
As of now, I'm trying to not let this doubt bother me. I can see light at the end of the tunnel that is my undergraduate education, and overall I feel like my future looks pretty bright.
Posted by Amanda k. at 10:39 PM