Inspired by the ladies behind Words of Encouragement.
So, this post is a little different from what I have posted before, but I feel like it is necessary. The reality check you need to hear is this: you are worth it. The things you are doing in school, in work, in life are all worth your time, money, and you, my friend, are headed for greatness. Whether you are in high school, college, or you are out in the working world, you are important. Your happiness is important. I currently blog about music and life as a college music major, but this advice can be applied to anyone who might be doubting the choices they have made. It’s okay to transfer universities. I did it. Twice. It’s okay to quit the job you hate to pursue something you love.
If this is your first encounter with my blog, hi, I’m Hannah, and nice to meet you. I am currently studying flute performance at a small state school in the middle of the country. Had I not transferred to said school, I would be at a larger public university, studying Spanish. It’s not the worst idea in the world, but it wasn’t my first choice. I didn’t really have any idea what I would do with that degree once I graduated. I made a change to better my life and to make me happy. Now is the time of year where high school juniors are beginning to think seriously about college and going on visits, high school seniors are looking at colleges or maybe jobs. College seniors are looking at jobs or graduate school…or both.
This time of year brings the need for many decisions to be made. Think about what you really want to do, to study, to spend the bulk of your life pursuing. Choose that route. It might not be the “safe” choice, but if it is what you really want, you can make the sacrifices for your choice to be successful. I chose music performance (rather than education), because I knew in my heart that I would not be the right fit for a job teaching band or choir in a classroom setting. I would prefer to teach privately or in small groups and to teach the areas of music that I had a great interest in. I may not even want a career in teaching. I’m considering all of my options so that I can prepare myself for my best, and happiest life. You should too.
Thanks for reading!