I have learned a lot since coming to LMU a year and a half ago. Some things I expected to learn and experience: meeting new friends, trying new things, and, of course, learning all sorts of new things from my classes. On the other hand, there are a lot of things I had not planned on learning and experiencing about myself. A lot of things have changed for the better since I left high school– things that I was so certain would always remain the same. These changes were not so sudden as they were gradual, although I sometimes think I woke up one morning and everything changed. Like I said, I never wanted these changes but I welcomed them regardless.
One change that I have thought over for months has been changing my major. As some of you may know, I have been a psychology and English double major for about the past year. My original thought was to do English for my career and psychology because I thought it was enjoyable. This thinking made so much sense to me at first– doing one for the prospect of a job and the other for fun. It never crossed my mind to become a therapist or anything else that was related to psychology in that kind of way, but I still liked my psychology classes. About four years ago, I considered myself to be the person who knew exactly what she was going to do with her life: I was good at English and I liked reading, so it only made sense for me to do just that in college. Just because I had a newly found love for psychology didn’t mean I could ever adapt my goals in life, right?