I recently experienced a painful “duh” moment when I realized that just because I have decided on my major does not mean that I automatically get to throw myself into studying when I want to learn. No, I still have high school credits to finish and then a boatload of general ed. requirements that demand my time before I can finally work on my English classes. Somehow the excitement of settling on my major is quickly drowned out by the fact that I am sitting at my desk studying macroeconomics (which in actuality is getting better as I go along).
In the months that I’ve pondered over what to major I have been stressing about finding a major that will provide me (quickly) with a job. Makes sense, right? But when looking at those fields of study, the classes looked like they’d bore me to death. Dad came to the rescue and simply told me not to think about a job, not to think about making money, but to only think about the classes I would love to take. From there, the decision became easy: English.
Part of me is still nervous about my choice; I am not a fantastic writer. I do not think that I have any impressive skills that are waiting to be unleashed. Who am I to pursue a degree in English? What am I doing?!
Here’s what I am doing: I am seeking the opportunity to grow in something that I am passionate about. Who knows if I’ll ever have a career in writing? God does, and that’s all that matters. For now, I am going to tackle English and relish the experience.
We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. – Proverbs 16:1-3 NLT
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say. – J.R.R. Tolkien
Does that give anyone else shivers? Life is an adventure!!