Tuesday, November 8, 2011


In my whole college career, which started in fall 2006 ( yeah I know, I have been going to school forever) I have switched my major about ten times. Five of those have been in the last three months.  Since the beginning of fall semester, I have been in a slump, not really sure what I want to do with my life.  The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to help people.  This past weekend, Gabe and I went over to our friends, Erin and Jacob's, house for their sweet baby Owen's birthday party. We always end up staying at their house way past our bed times talking, because they have such wonderful incite on life that Gabe and I love to converse with them.  Anyways, I digress, I was talking to Erin about how I just don't know what I want to do with my life  other than the two constants; I want to help people and I love science. Having gone through this same trial herself, she basically told me that life is too short and do what makes you happy.  It's kinda crazy how after months of deliberation, this simple statement made up my mind.  Gabe and I went home at 1:30 AM ( told you we stay till after our bed time ) but instead of going to bed, I got out the school catalog.  I started looking at the different science majors that were available, my very first choice was Biology, because it is my absolute favorite science but it required me to take calculus, more chem and physics.  All three of those subjects are the parts of science I loath, but I didn't give up and I kept searching.  Then for some unknown reason, I flipped to the back of the catalog to the Psychology department.  I have always loved Psychology.  I actually had changed my major to it before, a long time ago, but changed it back to Nursing.  For some reason, that night, I took another gander at the major.  Now, having gone to school for almost five years, I've taken plenty of random but wonderful classes, which everyone ragged on me for taking, saying that they were pointless.  Well, this Psychology degree accepts and needs all of them.  I mean, what are the odds of that?  Take that all you naysayers. ha  In addition to accepting all my previous random classes, with this degree, I also need 12 more upper division elective classes.  Translation: four more wonderfully random classes for me to take.  I've already got the next year and a half sketched out. Thanks to Erin's wise words and my kind and helpful husband, I have found a major that I am completely happy with and can't wait to start come January next year!!


  1. and now I don't know what I want to do for sure anymore.. :( But I think I'm making progress

  2. So happy for you, Katie.
    Love seeing your pictures and hearing about your adventures.


    PS. Chin up, Gabe.
    PPS. See you at Thanksgiving?

  3. Thanks Sonya! I'm so glad your enjoying my blog. And bad news, we aren't coming out of Thanksgiving only for Christmas. We could only afford to come out for one of the two holidays. Please tell me you guys are coming out for Christmas too?