Yesss… I’m late too… But I think it’s good to do New Years’ resolutions (even though I don’t usually keep track of mine… Should try that this year, methinks. It’d be interesting to see at the end…)
Graduate from high school–(but pass English and Discrete Math first…)
Figure out what I’m doing with this whole college-thing… (Take off a full year in-between hs and college or go right away in the fall? Go to four-year college or a two-year college first–Aim for associate’s first or head into bachelor’s? AND FIGURE OUT WHAT MAJOR YOU’RE TAKING DARNIT! Sheesh. Crazy indecisive person…)
Socialize/Conversate more (haha… 'Tis a theme… )
Take care of m’self… (Lots of exercise/fruits n’ veggies)
RIDE (I vow to ride at LEAST ONE HORSE this year. Otherwise, I may just go insane…er.).
Start (and finish) more projects… (Art/writing projects, specifically).
Just from my experience, I’d figure out the college-when and college-which (2 vs 4 year, size, strengths, etc) before freaking out about picking a major.
I picked my school because it had a vet school (and I was convinced I would be a vet), but 3 semesters in I decided against it, and was lucky that my school happened to have a strong engineering/tech program, so a degree in computers worked well.
But yeah, long story short - majors change, sometimes quite a lot.
Not much for resolutions, but I’m going to make one.
Stay on track with my PT so that I don’t screw myself over. I want to be back and kicking by June.
As far as college goes, I second Shanthi’s advice. I started as an engineering major, cycled through a lot of different science departments (biology, chemistry, computer science, etc.) before I settled on humanities. I honestly didn’t know what I was going to major in until I declared myself at the end of my 4th semester. Even then, you can always change your major. A lot of colleges will have distribution requirements that every student has to fill, so you may not even have to worry about what you WANT to study until sophomore or junior year.
Thank you, Shanthi!!! Thank you, Cat!!! I’m glad to know I’m freaking out about the whole Major thing (haha, sounds funny… ) prematurely… I’ll just have to have more faith in my future-self to know what I will be most happy doing for the rest of my life (not that having a career necessarily shackles you to that career… Or something… Eh).
…But until I get to the point where I make those college-related decisions–I have a just-plain-FABULOUS (definitely sarcasm) essay to write for Senior English… Which is due in 2 days… Which is right before Final Exams for this semester… (mmk now I’m ranting… bleh). Okay. See all of you in roughly… 3-7 days…
And thanks again for the advice. It helped me more than you know Take care… And have a TREMENDOUSLY FABULOUS NEW YEAR (and that was NOT sarcasm for once! It’s like a record…)!!!