I’ll never forget getting to college and being asked to pick a major. It felt heavy, as though in this quick, momentary decision, I was committing to a career path for myself.
“But I don’t know how I am… How will I know if this is the best path for me?”
These are just some of the questions I asked my college career counselor, who apologetically shrugged at me with kind eyes – and unfortunately, had no answers.
So I did what most people do: I just picked a major for the sake of it...
Was I interested in political science (my major)? Sure. But I didn’t know if I was meant for a career in it, really.
As the years drew on, I held onto a plan for the sake of having one, because the only thing scarier than having a random career plan was not having one at all.
So I got to go to cocktail parties, family gatherings and the like with a shiny answer to that dreaded question, “What do you want to do with your life?”