What To Do If You Don’t Know What To Do

Tonight was the night that I would sign up for my Spring 2014 classes. Honestly, the only reason I even knew it was time to sign up for classes was because of the social media posts saying it was. My favorite of the posts had to be from a friend who said something along the lines of, “Time to sign up for [insert school name here]’s early registration, AKA the Hunger Games.”

Confusion lurks within me (photo by Daniela Vladimirova)

Confusion lurks within me (photo by Daniela Vladimirova)

With all of that being said, I went through my school’s list of graduate transfer requirements, and found something very peculiar: with the amount of college credit hours that I had gotten throughout my high school and college career so far (mind you, I’ve only been a college student for not even a full semester yet) – at the end of Spring 2014, I will have acquired thirty-seven credit hours. It takes thirty-six credit hours to switch from my college to a four year university, but I still have one more class to take to finish up my prerequisites for early childhood education.

So I started thinking… do I just man up and take five classes now? Or do I save the one for fall 2014, alone?

In my thinking, I decided it would be a good idea to write this post: what to do if you don’t know what to do.

#1. Take the extra class to make up for the difference.

Think about it this way – if you do this, although you’ll be working harder than you’d probably like to for a semester – you get out faster. Which means you have time to think about what you would like to do, if you don’t immediately go to a four year university.

You could travel, work a job, “find yourself,” or any of that cliche mumbo-jumbo that actually turned out to be true.

#2. Save one class alone.

If you’re worried about money, even though you’d technically not be a full time student if you were only taking one class that semester – don’t worry, your financial aid should still cover it! You just probably won’t receive a large sum like you had prior to that semester.

If you do want to still be a full-time student, it is a good idea to take electives that you feel would be good prospective majors. You could branch out and try to figure out what you want to be – and also buy time for yourself to decide what you want to do with your life.

These are the two ideas that I have thought of so far – and although they’re not very specific, they’re enough for now. I know that I’m going to be doing a lot of soul-searching before I decide my major. I just don’t want to settle for something when I’m going to be in debt in student loans because of it.

So there you have it! This is my best attempt at telling you what to do if you don’t know what to do.

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